21 January 2018
   
'Zimbabweans mentally ill after Bob horror'
Chamisa, Speaker row over G40 MP purges
ZRP reverses decision to fire top cops
Bennett: Clues sought in chopper crash
EU, UN should observe elections: Pres
ANC agrees to force Pres Zuma out
Africa 'shithole' now tourism trump card
Tsvangirai golden handshake confirmed
MORE NEWS
Buyanga responds to investment call
ZTA targets domestic tourism
MORE BUSINESS
Delight as ZBC 'Iron Lady' suspended
Sulu arrested over $4,000 child support
MORE SHOWBIZ
Cricket: ICC clears Zimbabwe's Vitori
Zidane fuels Neymar to Real talk
MORE SPORTS
Elections: Not a moment to be lost
A view beyond the Zimbabwe coup
MORE OPINION
 
Mnangagwa off to Davos empty handed
Economy: the need for a paradigm shift
MORE COLUMNISTS
 
 
ZIFA blasts violent referee attack
07/07/2014 00:00:00
by Sports Reporter
 
 
RELATED STORIES
ZIFA panel wants Gorowa fired

ZIFA has castigated the violent attack on referee Mercy Maimbo by the Black Rhinos pair of Rufaro Machingura and Tariro Makumbe during the NetOne Cup final at Rufaro Stadium on Saturday.

The Army side lost 4-5 on penalties to Bulawayo’s Inline academy. The two Women’s Super League teams were tied 2-2 after extra time.

In a statement, Zifa Spokeperson Xolisani Gwesela said the soccer mother body condemned the violent attack on the referee and said the two players would be dealt with in terms of football statutes.

“The Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA) would like to condemn in the strongest terms the violent attack on referee Mercy Maimbo by Black Rhinos Queens players, Rufaro Machingura and Tariro Makumbe during the Netone Cup final on Saturday.

“In terms of the laws of the game, referees are empowered to have the final decision and we would like to make it explicitly clear that that REFEREES ARE UNTOUCHABLE.

“We do not condone violence and the two culprits will inevitably face the full wrath of football statutes.

“The beautiful game of football celebrates ethos of non-violence and fair play, hence the rogue and violent behaviour of the two players cannot go unpunished,” read ZIFA’s statement .  

The two players were arrested on Saturday and will appear in court on Tuesday.  .


Advertisement


 
Email this to a friend Printable Version Discuss This Story
Share this article:

Digg it

Del.icio.us

Reddit

Newsvine

Nowpublic

Stumbleupon

Face Book

Myspace

Fark

 
 
 
comments powered by Disqus
 
RSS NewsTicker