CHAMPIONS Dynamos and Bulawayo giants Highlanders were yesterday finedUS$8,000 apiece for their violent conduct during their Castle Lager Premiership match at Barbourfields Stadium on Sunday.
Dynamos defender Partson Jaure will also be summoned to appear before the league’s disciplinary committee for his violent conduct towards referee Thabani Bamala.
Jaure was red-carded following a clash with Highlanders striker Njabulo Ncube in the first half of the match.
Apparently infuriated by the referee’s decision, the defender charged at the official before he was restrained by his teammates.
Said the official in his match report: “In the 30th minute I sent off player number 82, N. Ncube of Highlanders, and player number 27, P. Jaure Dynamos F.C., for violent conduct.
“Following his sending off, P. Jaure (Dynamos) insulted me using abusive language which he complemented with an attempt to physically assault me but was however restrained by his teammates,” read part of the referee’s report to the PSL.
PSL chief executive Kenny Ndebele said Jaure would be hauled before the league’s disciplinary committee.
“The player Partson Jaure shall be summoned to appear before the Castle Lager Premier Soccer League Disciplinary Committee in due course,” he said.
“Further the referee reported that ‘In the 52nd minute, the Highlanders supporters who occupied the Soweto Bay terraces threw missiles (plastic water containers, soft drink and beer cans) onto the field of play when the Dynamos goalkeeper was injured’.
“’In the 68th minute, the Dynamos supporters who occupied the Mpilo-End Bay also threw missiles onto the field of play in protest to a decision that I had ruled in favour of Highlanders’.
“Consequently the two Clubs Highlanders F.C. and Dynamos F.C. have been fined a sum of $8 000.00 (eight thousand dollars) each, as per the PSL Standing Orders.”
Added Ndebele: “The Castle Lager Premier Soccer League is concerned with acts of misconduct and violence during and after football matches.
“We would like to appeal to all Club officials, coaches, Team Managers, fans and all our stakeholders to practise Fair Play. Fair Play means respect. Respect is part of our game.
“Everyone has the same rights, including the right to be respected. Team-mates, opponents, referees and fans must be respected. Referees are there to maintain discipline and Fair
“Always accept their decisions without arguing and help them to enable all participants to have a more enjoyable game. Officials are also part of the game and must be respected accordingly.
“Spectators give the game atmosphere; they want to see the game played fairly, but must also behave fairly and with respect themselves.”