Dembare Manager Chihoro Suspended Over Juju

The long-serving Dynamos team manager is in REAL trouble as a result of THE juju controversy, which was started by events in which Richard Chihoro appeared to sprinkle some stuff on the goal area at Barbourfields on Saturday.

He is not permitted to participate in ANY club activities, including training sessions or technical area seating, while the Premier Soccer League’s disciplinary committee reviews his case.

Since the disciplinary hearing is scheduled for April 5, Chihoro will be prohibited from participating in any club activities for at least THREE WEEKS.

If he is found guilty of defaming the Castle Lager Premier Soccer League, he may also be subject to additional penalties that could include a lengthy suspension from club activities.

The PSL Disciplinary Committee has called Chihoro, also known as Nyoka, to appear and respond to allegations of misconduct at Barbourfields during the league game between Dynamos FC and Hwange FC.

The Glamour Boys prevailed 1-0 in the game.

As his team struggled to find a way to break the tie, it is claimed that Chihoro threw water and other objects at their opponents’ goalposts.

Dembare Manager Chihoro Suspended Over Juju
Dembare Manager Chihoro Suspended Over Juju

Taimon Mvula, a Dynamos goalkeeper who used to play for the coalminers before joining the Glamour Boys, also lost his gloves after a section of Hwange fans invaded the pitch.

According to H Metro, one hooligan was captured and the gloves were recovered.

The PSL wants to whip Chihoro into shape.

“Chihoro will not be allowed anywhere near the team bus, changing rooms or to sit in the technical area during PSL matches until the matter has been finalised,” the league said.

“He is being charged for breaching Order 31 of the PSL Rules and Regulations which makes it an act of misconduct on the part of a player, official, servants or duly authorised (express or implied) representatives of a club who:

l Commits any act or makes any statement, either orally or in writing or has been responsible for conduct which is considered ungentlemanly, insulting or improper behaviour, or likely to bring the game, sponsors, any member, the League, ZIFA, CAF or FIFA into disrepute.

l Behaves in a manner which brings the League or any of its sponsors into disrepute or endangers the welfare of the League.”

There was no immediate response from Chihoro or Dynamos.

He has a colourful past in which he has been accused of being the DeMbare juju man.

“In August 2014, at Barbourfields, I just picked up ordinary sand from the ground and sprinkled it at the point at which Highlanders players were supposed to use to enter the pitch,” he once said.

“All hell broke loose!

“I was insulted verbally and Highlanders players scaled the fence into the stadium – in their own backyard. They were scared and we won 1-0 on our way to a fourth straight league title.”

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