HARARE – Zimbabwe has suspended all football activity in the country’s top-flight league following hooliganism that has marred the competition over the past months.

The decision comes after the country’s biggest derby, pitting Dynamos and Highlanders, was abandoned last weekend following nasty crowd trouble in the city of Bulawayo at the weekend.

Highlanders, who are based in Bulawayo, were leading 1-0 when match officials called off the match. This was after the home supporters first invaded the pitch in celebration of the late disputable added time goal, which was heavily disputed by the Dynamos fans.

In reaction, the Dynamos supporters also took to the field in the ill-tempered clash, some of them uprooting goal-post in protest of the decision to allow the goal.

Highlanders, meanwhile, were involved in another abandoned match against FC Platinum earlier this season after their fans reacted violently to a goal against their club.  The result of that match will be determined by a disciplinary hearing, but it seems authorities have now lost patience with the repeated acts of indiscipline.


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