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PSL boss condemns violence after fan death

15/08/2014 00:00:00
by Sports Reporter
 
PSL deeply disturbed about violence ... Twine Phiri
 
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THE Premier Soccer League (PSL) has condemned violence after violence between rival fans claimed the life of a soccer supporter after the Highlanders-Dynamos match at Barbourfields Stadium in Bulawayo last Saturday.

Six fans were on Tuesday arrested in connection with the death of a Highlanders fan, Thembelenkosini Hloli, outside the stadium. There are however, conflicting reports on the circumstances of his death.

PSL chairman Twine Phiri said in a statement the league did not condone violence and would come hard on any club whose supporters perpetrated violence during and after matches.

“The Premier Soccer League is deeply disturbed by violence that occurred during and after the football match involving Highlanders Football Club and Dynamos Football Club played at Barbourfields Stadium, Bulawayo, on Saturday August 9 2014,” said Phiri.

“We condemn acts of violence and malicious damage to property. It is sad and painful that a life was lost and property was damaged after a football match.

“The loss of life in a family sport like football brings fear, anguish, sorrow and pain, not only to members of the family of the deceased, but to the whole society. Life is a precious gift from God.

“The Premier Soccer League is extremely concerned that one fixture out of more than 250 fixtures becomes a war zone. The shattering of glass and spilling of blood must never be part of football.”

The PSL boss appealed to the Bulawayo community to make Barbourfields a friendly football environment.

“While the league will take stern disciplinary measures against clubs breaching the football statutes, rules and regulations, the acts of violence at Barbourfields Stadium now require a concerted effort from the community of Bulawayo,” he said.

“We appeal to community leaders, religious leaders, councillors, Members of Parliament, national leaders and the general members of the public to join hands and fight hooliganism and violence at football matches. It is the duty of all stakeholders to discourage our youth from violence.”

Phiri also expressed condolences to the Hloli family.

“The League would like to extend its condolences to the Hloli family on the passing-away of their beloved son. May his soul rest in peace.”






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