By Tapiwa Svondo
Harare soccer giants Dynamos Football Club has accused the Premier Soccer League (PSL) of unprofessionally suspending club’s team manager Richard Chihoro.
Chihoro was summoned by the league over alleged anti-juju rituals he performed at Barbourfields Stadium during a PSL match against Hwange last Saturday.
In a statement, the club accused the league of unprocedurally relaying Chihoro’s summons and ursuping judicial powers by withdrawing Chihoro’s accreditation.
“The PSL secretariat did not act professionally in handling the matter as they rushed to the media before serving the accused with the summonses as per standard practice.
“That the PSL secretariat wilfully usurped the powers of judicial bodies of football by ordering that Mr Chihoro’s accreditation be withdrawn and that he be nowhere near the team bus, technical dug out and changing rooms until the matter was finalised.
“Such an order must come from a competent judicial body and not the secretariat,” read the statement
The club said Chihoro will continue to execute his duties until the matter has been determined through due process.
“That Mr Chihoro remains an employee of Dynamos Football Club and that he will be expected to carry out his duties as per his contract with the club until such a time that a judicial determination makes such pronouncement, that Dynamos Football Club shall not comply with unlawful instructions coming from Officers of the league,” said the club
Meanwhile the club has also been served with summonses to appear before the PSL Disciplinary Committee over allegations of pitch invasion and missile throwing during their match against Hwange at Barbourfields in which they won 1-0.
The club and the team manager will appear before the PSL Disciplinary Committee on the 5th of April 2023.