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Zifa deliberates on abandoned match

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THE Zifa Southern Region has received the referee’s report on the abandoned Black Boots and Old Nick Mine and it awaits deliberation as the papers are now lodged with the disciplinary committee.

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Zifa Southern Region administrator Augustine Ndlovu yesterday confirmed that they had received the report from referee Nkosilathi Moyo and the outcome of the disciplinary committee could be out by tomorrow.

Old Nic Mine walked out of the match in the 89th minute in Fairbridge on Saturday protesting a goal scored by Stanely Ngara, whom they argued was in an offside position.

“We have received the referee’s report and its now with the disciplinary committee. You can check by Friday (tomorrow) for the outcome after it has been deliberated on,” Ndlovu said.

The police side, eyeing a dance in the Castle Lager Premier Soccer League next season, had come from behind at home to win the match 2-1.

Old Nic Mine scored as early as four minutes into the game with Black Boots equalising through James Phiri 20 minutes into the second half before Ngara’s goal which was disputed by Old Nic Mine leading to the abandonment of the match, a minute before full time.

Black Boots were dislodged from the top of the log table by Hwange-based Technosphere who beat Quelaton 5-1 in the coal-mining town on the same day.

Technosphere, Black Boots and Tsholotsho FC are tied on 42 points awaiting adjudication on that match with just under five matches remaining to declare the champions.

Tsholotsho FC beats Elephants FC 3-0 at home on Saturday.

There, are no league games this weekend to make way for the first round of the inaugural LG Foods-sponsored 16-team
tournament which features eight clubs from the Zifa Southern Region Division One, three from the Bulawayo Province Division Two, three from Division Three and two from the Matabeleland North Division Two.

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