Security test for PSL

The Premier Soccer League will be under a serious security test when bitter rivals Dynamos and Highlanders face each other in the TM Pick and Pay Challenge Cup at the National Sports Stadium on Saturday.

The two clubs have a history of crowd trouble, with a Highlanders supporter getting killed the last time the two teams played against each other in a league match at Barbourfields Stadium.

Premier Soccer League Chief Executive Officer Kennedy Ndebele said they had heightened security to prevent such a tragedy happening again.

“We have asked both clubs to talk to their supporters and ensure that something like what happened at Barbourfields does not happen again. We have also ensured that there is maximum security at the stadium to avoid crowd trouble,” said Ndebele.

The PSL supremo said they had made sure there would be heavy police presence as well as private security. The leaders of the two clubs, Peter Dube for Highlanders and Keni Mubaiwa for Dynamos also appealed to their supporters to be calm even in defeat, adding a win or a loss was part of the game adding that the fans should accept the results of the day.

With tickets going for a dollar for a Rest of the Ground seat, a capacity crowd is expected at the stadium with Highlanders, who have lost both league encounters, hoping to upstage DeMbare and take home the $60,000 on offer for the winners. The losing team is guaranteed $50,000.

While Dynamos are through to the final of the One Wallet Cup, Highlanders were knocked out in the quarter finals but are still in the running for the Chibuku Super Cup title in which Dynamos were eliminated by Black Rhinos.

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