NEUTRAL VENUE. . . DeMbare wave Fair Play card

Eddie Chikamhi

Senior Sports Reporter

DYNAMOS say the virtues of Fair Play should be demonstrated by having the Chibuku Super Cup final against Ngezi Platinum Stars moved from Baobab to a neutral venue next month.

The Glamour Boys have officially written to the Premier Soccer League requesting a change in venue.

Club chairman Moses Maunganidze wrote:  “Following our qualification to play in the 2023 Chibuku Super Cup final on 3rd December 2023, Dynamos Football Club hereby bring to your attention the following:

“1. That the 2023 Chibuku Super Cup final match be played at a neutral venue and not Baobab Stadium as previously inadvertently communicated by your office through a memorandum dated October 2023.

“The communication suggests that one of the finalists will enjoy home ground advantage during the match in question and such an arrangement flies in the face of the principle of Fair Play.

“Fair Play guards against possible match manipulation arising out of failure to treat the contesting teams as equal contestants with none of the two teams enjoying home advantage.

“Ngezi Platinum Stars use Baobab Stadium as their home ground and should not be fixtured to host the final of the biggest knock-out competition against  Dynamos Football Club.”

The Glamour Boys also said they didn’t believe that Baobab had the capacity to host of such a magnitude as thousands of their fans were set to descend on Ngezi for the showdown.

“Baobab Stadium has no capacity to host thousands of fans who are set to watch the final of the biggest knock-out competition as fans from all the chapters of Dynamos Football Club are set to descend on the match venue.

“Hosting such a big event at a small venue, with no seating areas for the majority of fans would either be marred  by a stampede before kick off as fans would scramble for convenient seating areas.” The rules and regulations governing the knock-out tournament give the PSL to choose the venue of their choice for all the matches.

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