14 JANUARY 2019
ZIFA THANKS FANS
The Zimbabwe Football Association extends heartfelt gratitude to supporters for coming to Barbourfields stadium in large numbers to watch FC Platinum and Orlando Pirates Total Champions League fixture on Saturday.
It was a memorable match with a full capacity attendance.
It is important though to note that as representatives of Zimbabwean football on the continent, FC Platinum have done exceptionally well, and they deserve Zimbabwe’s support.
The Association is mindful of skirmishes which obtained at some entry points and this delayed entrance for a lot of fans.
We sincerely apologise to all those who were inconvenienced.
We vow to continue to improve in our match organisation processes. At the same time, we also appeal to all stakeholders to note that it is vital to come to the stadium early to avoid disappointment.
It is unfortunate that despite repeated calls against hooliganism and violence, some supporters pelted a match official towards the end of the match. We would like to reiterate that such banditry has no place in football, and that we will continue to work with security service providers to keep such elements away from our stadia.
Thank you to FC Platinum sponsors, executive, technical staff and players for giving Zimbabwe such an unforgettable experience.
Once again thank you to the supporters for filling up Barbourfields.
FOR AND ON BEHALF OF THE ZIMBABWE FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION:-
COMMUNICATIONS AND COMPETITIONS MANAGER