CAPS United have been hit with a US$6,000 fine and warned about their future conduct over their abandoned match with Chicken Inn on April 8.
United fans cause a five-minute stoppage during the match and eventually forced the abandonment of the tie three minutes into injury time with the Bulawayo club leading 2-0.
The Premier League’s disciplinary committee ruled Tuesday that United were responsible for failing to control their fans.
Gweru referee Norman Matemera stopped the match with seconds remaining after United fans – unable to bear their first home defeat of the season – rained missiles on the pitch.
The PSL has awarded the match on a 3-0 score to Chicken Inn.
Meanwhile, the Premier League is back in action this weekend after a seven-day break with five matches lined-up, although United’s trip to Hardbody in Gweru is threatened by the call up of David Sengu to the national team – bringing to three the number of their players on duty against Guinea on Sunday.
Leaders Highlanders face neighbours Chicken Inn at Barbourfields on Saturday hoping to stretch their lead over Dynamos – who are inactive this weekend due to national team call-ups – to eight points.
Motor Action, already eight points adrift of Highlanders and ninth in the table – face Black Mambas at Morris Depot even without their first choice goalkeeper Marlon Jani and defender Godfrey Moyo who are also on national duty.
Coach Joey Antipas insisted they can cope with the absences.
“We have enough replacements to fill the void. Everyone in our squad is fit to play,” he said.
Castle Lager Premier League Fixtures
Highlanders v Chicken Inn (Barbourfields), Hardybody v CAPS United (Ascot), Buffaloes v Gunners (Sakubva), Monomotapa v Blue Rangers (Rufaro), Black Mambas v Motor Action (Morris Depot)
Dynamos v Harare City, FC Platinum v Quelaton, Hwange v Shabanie