Dynamos have become the first club in the domestic Premiership to receive a fine this season after being slapped with US $2000 fine following the behavior of their security marshals in the aftermath of their 1-0 extra time defeat in the Chibuku Super Cup semifinal clash against FC Platinum on Sunday.
Match referee Brighton Chimene needed protection from the police after the match as Dynamos’ security marshals and some fans threatened to assault him after the tense encounter.
Chimene was accused of unfairly disallowing Dynamos’ equaliser in the even though the Harare giants’ midfielder Ali Maliselo used his hand to get the ball into the back of the net at the start of the second period of extra time.
In a statement the Premier Soccer League revealed that Dynamos has been punished for their fans’ behaviour.
“The Premier Soccer League has fined Dynamos FC following incidents of crowd trouble that occurred at the Chibuku Super Cup Semi-final match played against FC Platinum at the National Sports Stadium on Sunday 21 November 2021,” the PSL said in a statement.
“According to Order 1.9 of the Chibuku Super Cup Disciplinary Offences and Fines, Dynamos FC have been charged a sum of two thousand dollars (US$2000) for failing to exercise control over their fans. The PSL urges clubs to raise awareness and educate their fans and officials on football rules and regulations to ensure the safety of spectators, match officials and players at football matches.”
Meanwhile Dynamos will be hoping to return to winning ways when they travel to the Lowveld for a Premiership match against Triangle on Sunday.