No Mercy for Magaya’s Boys: Yadah FC’s Plea for Neutral Venue Denied, Barbourfields Stadium Secured by Police
Yadah FC’s plea for a neutral venue denied as Highlanders clash remains at Barbourfields with police-assured security for all league games nationwide.
Yadah’s Request Denied
Yadah FC had requested the PSL to relocate their away game against Highlanders to a neutral venue following the violence that occurred at Barbourfields Stadium the previous week. The violence resulted in injuries to both police officers and civilians.
PSL CEO Stresses Enhanced Security Measures
However, the PSL Chief Executive Officer, Kennedy Ndebele, confirmed that the match will take place at Barbourfields Stadium as planned. In a statement, Ndebele emphasized the importance of fans and stakeholders attending matches in a peaceful manner. He condemned violence and urged supporters to enjoy football without invading the pitch or engaging in disruptive behavior.
He also highlighted the recent meeting with police commanders, who have assured the PSL of adequate security measures at all league matches. Stringent searches for potential projectiles will be conducted, and only authorized vendors will be allowed to operate within the stadium premises.
Highlanders Determined to Bounce Back
For Highlanders, securing a victory against Yadah FC is crucial as they aim to reclaim the top position in the league standings. The team suffered defeats against FC Platinum and Chicken Inn, in addition to the abandoned match against Dynamos where they were trailing 2-0.
Arrests Made in Connection with Barbourfields Violence
Zimbabwenow reports that around 20 individuals have been arrested in connection with the violence that caused the abandonment of the Dynamos and Highlanders match.
As the match between Highlanders and Yadah takes place, authorities are hopeful that the focus will remain on the beautiful game, with fans and players united in their love for football.