Highlanders FC Summoned For PSL Disciplinary Hearing

Highlanders’ supporters threw missiles at celebrating Motor Action team players, pulled down the Babourfields perimeter fence before invading the pitch after losing 1-0 the BancABC Sup8r Cup final on Saturday.

PSL chief executive officer Kennedy Ndebele told Radio VOP in an interview that the disciplinary hearing will be held on 29 September.

“A Motor Action soccer player, Masimba Mambare was injured by one of the missiles thrown by Highlanders supporters.

“The PSL has summoned Highlanders to appear before the disciplinary committee on September 29 following the crowd trouble by Highlanders supporters at Babourfields Stadium on Saturday,” Ndebele said in an interview.

According to PSL rules and regulations order 31.1 it is an offence for supporters to invade the pitch, throw or attempt to throw missiles or act violently against anyone during the game.

Article 31.1.13 of the PSL rules and regulations a team may face disciplinary committee hearings if its supporters misbehave in any manner whatsoever, inside or outside a ground before, during or after a match, no matter on which ground the match is played.

This is the second time that Highlanders FC faces censure for the unruly behavior of its supporters.

The Bulawayo based team was in May summoned before the PSL disciplinary committee after their fans threw missiles on the pitch during the league match against Chicken Inn at Luveve Stadium.