Foot­ball vs Epoupa case out­line

Mav­er­icks preps for Fiba champs be­gin

Sunday News (Zimbabwe) - - Sport/leisure - Sisa Si­hwa Sports Re­porter Al­lan Foti Sun­day News Cor­re­spon­dent

BU­L­AWAYO Bas­ket­ball As­so­ci­a­tion (BBA) women’s league cham­pi­ons, South­ern Mav­er­icks have be­gun their prepa­ra­tions for the Zone 6 Fiba Afro-Club Cham­pi­onships.

The club com­pe­ti­tion which will be held in Gaborone, Botswana runs from 20 to 26 Oc­to­ber.

Mav­er­icks were dom­i­nant in the BBA league fin­ish­ing ahead of Lak­ers (sec­ond) and Nust who were third last sea­son. The cham­pi­ons went on to fin­ish as run­ners up in the Na­tional Club Fi­nals which earned them a spot at the Re­gional Fiba cham­pi­onships.

Speak­ing to Sun­day News last week, Mav­er­icks’ team man­ager, Hu­bert Bhebhe said all their play­ers were avail­able and had re­ported for train­ing.

“Our play­ers have re­ported for train­ing and we have started train­ing for the re­gional champs,” said Bhebhe.

They are coached by se­nior and Un­der-20 women’s na­tional teams men­tor, Mx­olisi Ndlovu and cap­tained by Charmaine Chirinda, who is one of the old­est play­ers in the BBA whose ex­pe­ri­ence will largely con­trib­ute to the team’s suc­cess mov­ing for­ward.

The Bu­l­awayo’s top women’s side has won the re­gional gong three times run­ning and has be­come as in­vin­ci­ble as for­mer cham­pi­ons Gi­ants and High­landers in their glory days. Play­ers such as Si­bongile Mkandla, Nobukhosi Ndlovu and Mel­lisa Jonga have el­e­vated Mav­er­icks to a very com­pet­i­tive side five years af­ter their es­tab­lish­ment.

Bhebhe also high­lighted some of the chal­lenges the club was fac­ing ahead of the cham­pi­onships. He said they did not have cor­po­rate sup­port for the cham­pi­onships.

“We need about $8 000 for us to pre­pare ad­e­quately and then travel to Botswana for the champs. At the mo­ment we are re­ly­ing on friends and sup­port­ers of the club to get by,” re­vealed Bhebhe.

@j_si­hwa THE fol­low­ing is an imag­ined court case fol­low­ing the de­ba­cle that took place at Ru­faro Sta­dium in Harare last week in a Pre­mier­ship match be­tween High­landers and Dy­namos. In the mat­ter of……………………………………………………..Foot­ball V Christian Epoupa Ntouba OF­FENCE: CON­TRA­VEN­ING OF SEC­TION 5 (3) (a) – AS SEC­TION OF THE FOOT­BALL ETI­QUETTE ACT CHAP­TER (5:16) (SCOR­ING FROM AN OFF­SIDE PO­SI­TION)

AND SEC­TION 5 (6) (c) – AS SEC­TION OF THE FOOT­BALL ETI­QUETTE ACT CHAP­TER (5:22) (AS­SAULT WITH IN­TENT TO CAUSE GRIEV­OUS BOD­ILY HARM)

OUT­LINE OF THE STATE CASE

The ac­cused is a Cameroo­nian adult male play­ing for Dy­namos Foot­ball Club in Harare. He is aged 24 and has no re­spect for foot­ball. The com­plainants are the own­ers of the game of foot­ball, the sup­port­ers, re­sid­ing in Zim­babwe. The ac­cused is foot­baller and the com­plainants pay their hard earned money to watch the ac­cused and his col­leagues play the beau­ti­ful game of foot­ball.

On the 14th day of May, 2017 the ac­cused and the com­plainant were at Bar­bour­fields Sta­dium in Bu­l­awayo. The ac­cused was play­ing for Harare side Dy­namos against High­landers in a Pre­mier Soc­cer League en­counter. In the 40th minute the ac­cused con­trived to score a goal from an off­side po­si­tion caus­ing the aban­don­ment of the fix­ture af­ter the com­plainant re­fused to ac­cept the va­lid­ity of the “goal”.

On the 10th day of Septem­ber, 2017 the ac­cused and the com­plainant were at Ru­faro Sta­dium in Harare. The ac­cused was play­ing for Harare side Dy­namos against High­landers in a Pre­mier Soc­cer League en­counter. In the 87th minute the ac­cused phys­i­cally as­saulted High­landers player Peter Muduhwa by head butting him on the left cheek.

The ac­cused had no law­ful right to act vi­o­lently to­wards Muduhwa or to score from an off­side po­si­tion.

.. Prov­ince: Zim­babwe

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CON­VICTED OF: CON­TRA­VEN­ING OF SEC­TION 5 (3) (a) – AS SEC­TION OF THE FOOT­BALL ETI­QUETTE ACT CHAP­TER (5:16) (SCOR­ING FROM AN OFF­SIDE PO­SI­TION)

AND SEC­TION 5 (6) (c) – AS SEC­TION OF THE FOOT­BALL ETI­QUETTE ACT CHAP­TER (5:22) (AS­SAULT WITH IN­TENT TO CAUSE GRIVOUS BOD­ILY HARM)

Sen­tenced on 17th ……….day of Septem­ber 2017………………………………

Sen­tence: Apol­ogy to Zim­bab­wean foot­ball lovers. In de­fault, a sum­mary judg­ment of de­por­ta­tion back to Cameroon will be en­forced. King Kanka, Se­nior Mag­is­trate I CER­TIFY the above to be a record of the pro­ceed­ings in the above case tried be­fore me. Date: 17 Septem­ber, 2017 AND fur­ther that the pris­oner was on the said date in­formed that the pro­ceed­ings would be sent for re­view the Court of Sport within one week

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