A Caps United fan, Tawedzerwa Moyo, caught up in clashes involving Highlanders FC and the Green Machine supporters on Sunday at Barbourfields (BF) Stadium is still at Mater Dei Hospital and was by yesterday due to undergo a head scan.
Caps United Supporters’ Association national chairman Blessed Gumbo yesterday confirmed that Moyo was still in hospital, but said the Makepekepe supporter was in a stable condition when he saw him on Tuesday evening.
“I saw him yesterday (Tuesday) and he was stable and he is recovering well and we were meant to believe that he was going to be discharged today (yesterday), but information that I have gathered is that he has to undergo a scan. We hope he will be discharged tomorrow (today),” Gumbo said.
Chairman of the Bulawayo chapter of the supporters association Danmore Zingwe confirmed that Moyo was recovering well saying he had been complaining of head and chest pains after skirmishes following Highlanders 1-2 loss to Caps United in the Bob 91 Super Cup semi-final tie at BF on Sunday.
Following the violent clashes at BF on Sunday, Zifa who sanctioned the Bob 91 Super Cup issued a statement condemning violence, citing incidents that rocked the BF, Rufaro Stadium when Caps United beat Dynamos 6-5 in a penalty shoot-out in the Sino-Zimbabwe Cup and at Mandava Stadium in an international match that featured FC Platinum and Kenya’s Sofapaka United in the preliminary round second leg of the Orange Caf Confederation Cup.
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“We are saddened by the growing unwelcome habit at match venues across the country which is tainting the image of Zimbabwean football at the same time risking lives of peace loving football supporters.
“It is disturbing that the twelfth player is still grappling with the basic tenets of fair play. We are going to look into the incident and all found to have crossed the line will be duly punished since this reflects negatively on our game and endangers the lives of many innocent fans.
“It is high time these unruly elements got their deserved punishment since they have been taking football for granted for a long time with only their clubs feeling the pinch of paying fines.
“Nonetheless, we also encourage clubs to engage their supporters and enlighten them on dangers and costs of hooliganism,” Zifa spokesperson Xolisani Gwesela said.
Last year, a Highlanders fan, Thembelenkosini Hloli, died after a Bosso and Dynamos league match at BF following similar incidents of violence.
Caps United are due to meet Dynamos in the final of the Bob 91 Super Cup in Harare on Sunday before the start of the league.