The Chron­i­cle

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - National News -

MUTARE, Mon­day, Au­gust 26, 1991 — Riot po­lice had to rush on the pitch to pro­tect ref­eree Elias Musara and lines­man Raphios Mutema from Zis­cos­teel play­ers who protested Tan­ganda’s win­ner in the BAT Su­per League soc­cer match played at Sakubva Sta­dium yes­ter­day.

Much to the sur­prise of the crowd cel­e­brat­ing Tan­ganda’s league vic­tory in two months, Zisco play­ers jos­tled the match of­fi­cials claim­ing Lloyd Mu­tasa’s last minute goal was off side.

Sub­sti­tute Antony Ma­sunde sent a search­ing cross from the left and link-cum-striker, Mu­tasa came from the blind side and pow­ered home from the edge of the box to give Zisco goal­keeper Wil­liam Mutekesa no chance.

As the ref­eree pointed to the cen­tre, Zisco play­ers led by Mutekesa charged at ref­eree Musara and lines­man Mutema. Zisco sup­port­ers and of­fi­cials who un­til then had been well-be­haved also in­vaded the pitch.

A Zisco sup­porter was led away by po­lice in the en­su­ing con­fu­sion af­ter he punched the ref­eree. Zisco took the lead through Ja­cob Sampa in the 44th minute af­ter beat­ing de­fender Jimmy Kap­i­tau and his curv­ing screamer gave Tan­ganda keeper Nel­son Ban­dura no chance.

Kap­i­tau made amends when he pro­vided Ma­sunde with a right cross in the 69th minute which Ma­sunde drove home to equalise.

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