am at a soccer match played at Manyame Air Base near the Harare International Airport.
The heavy defeat did not go down well with the Air Force of Zimbabwe authorities who immediately summoned the feared military police to arrest all the players and their technical team. The Air Force of Zimbabwe is under the command of Perence Shiri, known to be a no-nonsense person.
“There was commotion,” said a ZIFA official who opted not to be named.
“The players were told to remain on the field of play after the game. They were arrested and detained thereafter.”
The Air Force team still has an opportunity to win promotion into the elite Premier Soccer League (PSL) should they win their remaining nine matches and at the same time hope the seven teams above them lose all their remaining games.
The former PSL side has so far accumulated 51 points from 31 games and can end with 78 points if they win all their remaining games.
While Air Force of Zimbabwe chefs were angered by the Saturday defeat Mutare soccer fans were in a celebratory mood as prospects of watching premier league action next season became more and more real. – By Dennis Rekayi, Zimbabwejournalists.com
MUTARE - Military police last Saturday stormed a football pitch and arrested the entire Blue Swallows soccer team after the Air Force of Zimbabwe Division One outfit suffered an embarrassing home defeat. Blue Swallows were thrashed 1 - 5 by ambitious Mutare-based Eastern Region division one te