14 December 2017
   
Mnangagwa assassin appears in court
Govt pays for Mugabe Singapore visit
Coup: ‘Soldiers’ rob Chinese man of $90k
Man, aged 83, rapes granddaughter, 14
Tsvangirai still to register for 2018
ED starts journey to key 2018 election
ANC risks split in choosing new leader
Zimdef bosses axed, forensic audit called
MORE NEWS
Makamba back after 17 years in exile
Command agric: Is it really that bad?
MORE BUSINESS
Mogul Russell Simmons accused of rape
Jah Prayzah dreamt about cemetery attack
MORE SHOWBIZ
FC Platinum get tough Africa draw
City, United win as Arsenal drift
MORE SPORTS
Coup: why the China role theory is hollow
Zims duped! It’s about Zanu PF for ever
MORE OPINION
 
Nelson Chamisa on Washington trip
Interview: Gonda Hot Seat with Coltart
MORE COLUMNISTS
 
 
How Mine-Caps match called off
02/04/2015 00:00:00
by Sports Reporter
 
His men refused to play ... Caps coach Mark Harrison
 
RELATED STORIES

HOW MINE took pole position in the Castle Lager Premiership on Friday in the most bizarre of all the circumstances after their opponents Caps United refused to take to the pitch at Luveve demanding their dues from their bosses.

Neither club president Twine Phiri nor CEO Joe Makuvire were at the match venue and their mobile phones were off. Coach Mark Harrison was also not reachable.

Match commissioner declared the match as a walkover after a 55-minute wait that included negotiations with Caps players and PSL chief executive Kennedy Ndebele. With no result coming in, the match officials called the tie off, awarding the game to How Mine.

Caps players claim they have not been paid their February and March salaries, winning bonuses for the two matches against Whahwa and FC Platinum, their triumph in the Sino-Zim Cement Challenge Cup and coming second in the Bob91 Super Cup.

The latest developments come after prospective sponsor Zing (Blazingchilli) of South Africa pulled out of a deal to bankroll the club following misappropriation of $6500 during the club’s trip to Malawi before the start of the season where they played in the Zambezi Challenge Cup.

Caps, besides losing three points, will now face further PSL sanctions and the league will have to explain itself to its broadcasters, SuperSport who were at Luveve ready to beam the match live.

Ndebele said they will wait for the match commissioner’s report, but the rules state that in the event of a walkover, the team that would not have pitched up for the match loses on a 3-0 score line.

How Mine now have seven points from three matches, one ahead of Dynamos and Caps, who are second and third respectively.



Advertisement


 
Email this to a friend Printable Version Discuss This Story
Share this article:

Digg it

Del.icio.us

Reddit

Newsvine

Nowpublic

Stumbleupon

Face Book

Myspace

Fark

 
 
 
comments powered by Disqus
 
RSS NewsTicker