Gweru United to for­feit points

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - Sport - Love­more Zi­gara Gweru Cor­re­spon­dent

ZIFA Cen­tral Soc­cer League (CSL) ta­ble an­chors Gweru United’s mis­eries con­tinue to mount af­ter they were found guilty by the league’s dis­ci­plinary com­mit­tee of caus­ing the aban­don­ment of their match against ZPC Mun­y­ati at As­cot Sta­dium early in the sea­son.

They were found guilty of hav­ing caused the aban­don­ment of the match af­ter ZPC Mun­y­ati ar­rived at As­cot for the match only to find the pitch wa­ter­logged af­ter a coun­cil em­ployee had for­got­ten to close the wa­ter valves.

CSL chair­man, Stan­ley Chapeta said “Pisa Pisa” were di­rected by the dis­ci­plinary com­mit­tee to ei­ther re­im­burse ZPC Mun­y­ati $3 000 for the ex­penses the power gen­er­a­tors in­curred in prepa­ra­tion of the match by Au­gust 31 or have the match for­feited on a three nil score line.

“The dead­line for them to re­im­burse ZPC Mun­y­ati lasped on Wed­nes­day and the com­mu­ni­ca­tion we got from both par­ties is that Gweru United had not hon­oured terms of the judg­ment hence they will for­feit the match on a three nil score line.

“This will be re­flected on the log ta­ble for next week,” said Chapeta.

The Gweru based out­fit play Kwekwe Sables to­mor­row at Wil­son Fields hop­ing for a change in for­tunes as they have only won two matches.

Adding to Gweru United’s woes, this is due to the fact that they lost half of their play­ers to other clubs dur­ing the mid­sea­son break.

Mean­while, gi­ant killers Nichrut will be hop­ing to com­plete a dou­ble over lead­ers Sha­banie Mine when the two sides meet to­mor­row at Peak Mine Sta­dium.

Nichrut handed the as­bestos min­ers their only de­feat at Ma­glas Sta­dium so far this sea­son when they edged the Chinda Boys one nil.

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