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    Free entry for abandoned Mucheke Pirates, Mutare City Match




    MAUREEN MAREVESA

    MASVINGO- Mucheke Pirates FC (Dzino chekwababa) will have a rare opportunity to play before a full house after the ZIFA Eastern Region body resolved that their abandoned match against Mutare City should be played the remaining 25 minutes with fans not paying a cent, Thadeous Machawira the regional manager confirmed.
    "The body sat two weeks ago and found the two parties equally guilty hence the match will be played for 21 minutes and the fans will watch the match free of charge at 3pm on August 5 at Mucheke stadium with the same match officials and players," said the veteran football administrator.
    He said the meeting was held on July 8 at the region's boardroom and chaired by Cyril Mukweva the body's vice chairman and other committee members who recommended that the match be played the remaining minutes as both parties contributed to the abandonment of the match.
    "We will play the game under protest as the match commissioner and the referee's reports exonerated us, but unfortunately the body saw otherwise, the decision is unprecedented, if we had the $1000 appeals fee we could have done so, but we don't have the money so their decision carried the day," said prominent Masvingo lawyer Philip Shumba, Dzino chekwababa chairman.
    The match was abandoned in the 69mins after the visitors complained of poor lighting at Mucheke stadium although the hosts disagreed.
    Meanwhile, the ZIFA Eastern Region will hold an extraordinary general meeting at Chevron Hotel on Saturday and Sunday this week which will discus a number of football issues including basic rules of the game.
    Machawira also said at Oczim on Sunday referees and their affiliates will also hold a similar indaba.sport news
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