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Chapungu, DeMbare match to be resumed

The Premier Soccer League (PSL) Disciplinary Committee has ordered the abandoned match between Chapungu and Dynamos to be resumed with the teams completing the remaining 34 minutes.

File picture of Dynamos at Ascot Stadium

The match was stopped in the 56th minute after Chapungu goalkeeper Talbert Shumba collided with the upright resulting in the entire Ascot Stadium goalpost collapsing back in June.

Efforts from the technicians from the City of Gweru, the proprietors of the stadium, were in vain as they could not repair the goalpost.

In the end, the referee was left with no choice but to abandon the match.

The PSL summoned Chapungu to a hearing last month and yesterday the league released their verdict.

“The abandoned match to be resumed in the 56th minute on the same score line of 4-0 in favour of Dynamos and on a date to be determined by the PSL. Each team shall meet its own costs in respect of the resumed match,” read the verdict.

Dynamos coach Lloyd Mutasa welcomed the decision as it gives his side an opportunity to bring finality to a match they are most likely to get three points from.

“The good part is that we have a four-goal lead. This is a game in our hands; it is a game in the bag and we know what is required to hold out those remaining 34 minutes,” he said.

“We will play the remaining minutes with knowledge that a 0-0 will give us three points. We are in the driving seat and we cannot throw caution to the wind.”

Chapungu public relations officer Tawanda Zowa said: “We are yet to receive an official report from the PSL. We will only comment once we get official communication from the PSL.” Daily News