Bosso to visit bashed cop

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - Sport - Sikhum­buzo Moyo Se­nior Sports Re­porter

HIGH­LANDERS will visit the po­lice of­fi­cer who was vi­ciously at­tacked by ma­raud­ing fans that in­vaded the pitch at the end of a Cas­tle Lager Premier­ship en­counter against Chicken Inn at Bar­bour­fields Sta­dium last Sun­day.

The match ended in a 1-1 stale­mate and crowd trou­ble erupted soon af­ter the end of the tie as hooli­gans in­vaded the pitch and con­fronted the few po­lice de­tails that had been de­ployed to main­tain or­der.

The po­lice re­treated to safety at the VIP stand af­ter re­al­is­ing that the thugs would not back off, but not all of them made it, as one un­for­tu­nate of­fi­cer was sadly bru­talised with his shield un­til he lost con­scious­ness.

“We will pay the of­fi­cer a visit to ren­der him and his fam­ily our sup­port as well as to com­fort him,” said High­landers’ chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer Ndu­miso Gumede yes­ter­day.

Gumede re­it­er­ated the need for foot­ball fans to de­sist from en­gag­ing in acts of vi­o­lence as that tar­nished the game, the club and spon­sors.

He also called on the po­lice to be thor­ough in their search of fans en­ter­ing the sta­dium for al­co­hol and other dan­ger­ous sub­stances that could be used as weapons.

It would ap­pear ice cream ven­dors and fruit sell­ers are re­spon­si­ble for smug­gling al­co­holic bev­er­ages into the sta­dium, as they are not searched.

Oth­ers use bread, which they dampen with al­co­hol and eat, si­phon­ing the booze once in­side the sta­dium.

Bosso sup­port­ers in­vade the pitch dur­ing their game with Chichen Inn

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