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Bosso threat to discipline rowdy fans

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Highlanders FC has threatened disciplinary action against club members caught in acts of missile throwing and violence during the club’s football matches.

This comes after the Bulawayo giants have seen two of their fixtures abandoned in the past three weeks after rowdy fans invaded the pitch during play for different reasons.

The latest incident happened at Barbourfields when the club hosted arch-rivals, Dynamos FC in a league clash that was abandoned in added time when both teams’ fans invaded the pitch.

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In a statement Tuesday, Bosso issued an apology for the football violence and further appealed for a concerted effort within the greater football world to stem acts of violence.

“Highlanders Football Club is saddened by the acts of pitch invasion, missile throwing, vandalism and violence that characterised the country’s flagship fixture at Barbourfields Stadium on Sunday,” said the club.

“The conduct negatively profiles our game at a time the league and clubs are still trying to convince more corporates that there is value in sponsoring football.

“We would like to take this opportunity to apologise to the sponsors of the game and all other stakeholders who were equally affected by the Sunday incidents

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“The club joins all other stakeholders in fighting this disease, as we are already seized in trying to come up with measures and practices that will bring a lasting solution to this problem.

“We would also like to implore the club members to conduct themselves in an exemplary manner on the terraces during soccer matches by shunning missile throwing and pitch invasions.

“Should a member of the club be caught participating in such acts that bring the name of the club and football into disrepute, the club’s leadership will not hesitate to take disciplinary action against such member, as enshrined in our statutes.”

The Highlanders statement follows similar apology issued to stakeholders on Monday by Dynamos over football violence.

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