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PSL probes Dembare violence, confronts ZRP on decision to fire tear gas

THE Premier Soccer League (PSL) has written to the ZRP seeking clarification on the decision to fire teargas at rioting football fans during a match between Dynamos and Yadah last Sunday.

The ill-tampered match, which ended in a one all draw, was marred with chaotic scenes as suspected Dynamos supporters threw missiles into the pitch in protest against alleged poor officiating.

There was pandemonium during the halftime break when fans took to the pitch after police discharged a tear gas canister below the Vietnam stand at Rufaro Stadium.

The Vietnam stand is always occupied by vocal Dynamos fans whenever their team is playing on that particular stadium.

In a statement, Wednesday, the PSL said it is trying to get responses from concerned parties on what transpired on the day.

“The Premier Soccer League is concerned with disturbances that interrupted the Yadah FC v Dynamos FC match played at Rufaro Stadium on Sunday 15 March 2018.

“We have received the referee’s report, however, we are awaiting reports from the match commissioner and Dynamos FC on what transpired during the said match,” the PSL said.

“We further advise that we have written to the Zimbabwe Republic Police seeking clarification on why they released tear smoke inside the stadium during the match”.

Dynamos are likely to be the first team to be sanctioned by the PSL after their fans invaded the pitch.

The former champions are still winless after six games and this has put the technical team led by Lloyd Mutasa under immense pressure from its legion of fans.