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DYNAMOS are crying foul over the Premier Soccer League (PSL) Disciplinary Committee’s ruling that their abandoned league match against Chapungu at Ascot Stadium on June 18 be resumed from the time it was called off.

By Tafadzwa Ndiraire

The ruling also said Dynamos will retain the four goals they had scored before the match was stopped.

The match official decided to end the game after a goal post fell with Dynamos leading 4-0, courtesy of goals by Emmanuel Mandiranga who scored a brace, Denver Mukamba and Cameroonian Christian Ntouba.

Chapungu, who were the hosts tried to fix the problem without success and, fMartin Chivandire, the referee on the day was left with no option except to call off the match.

However, Dynamos president Keni Mubaiwa said they were concerned that the PSL did not explain what would happen to their supporters who had traveled to Gweru and paid to watch the match.

“We are partly happy with the judgement. But the problem with it is that it does not say what will happen to our fans who had travelled all the way to Gweru to support the team. Ofcourse we might say we will go and play but we consider the whole of our family. We are a family and we should not know what will happen to these fans. We also wonder why this had taken so long to come up with this judgement. It’s something that should have been done immediately. There wasn’t any reason to to continue dragging on this issue,” said club president Keni Mubaiwa.

The judgement by the PSL Disciplinary Committee released on Wednesday said: “The abandoned match to be resumed in the 56th minute on the same score line of 4-0 in favour of Dynamos and on a date to be determined by the PSL. Each team shall meet its own costs in respect of the match,”.

Effort to contact PSL spokesperson Kudzai Bare were fruitless.

Tongai Mwenje

Tongai Mwenje is a Senior Editor with Zimbabwe's largest online sports magazine Sportbrief www.sportbrief.co.zw. He has been writing professionally since 2012 and currently writes for technology and sport blogs. He has vast experience in digital marketing, sports reporting and analysis. He is also a Sports and Technology columnist with Financial Gazette Online Sports Column and Technology Magazine respectively.

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