The book will be thrown at Victoria Falls Tigers defender Lethukuthula Mathe who attacked a referee after he was given a red card.
Mathe went berserk and punched referee Bekezela Makeka several times for showing him red card for a crude tackle on an Amagagasi player.
The attack was captured on video and is trending on social media platforms. Zifa Southern Region chairman Musa Mandaza, who watched the Victoria Falls derby and witnessed the despicable incident, said he was worried about the level of indiscipline creeping into the league.
He said “stern measures” would be taken against Mathe and Victoria Falls Tigers officials that incited the violence.
We can’t tolerate uncouth behaviour in our league and what I witnessed in the Victoria Falls derby between Amagagasi and Victoria Falls Tigers is uncalled for. We are going to take stern measures against the players involved, as well as officials that I saw inciting.
“We’re waiting for the referee and match commissioner’s reports so that we act accordingly and deal with these bad elements of the game which tarnish the image of football,” Mandaza said.
Victoria Falls Tigers’ manager Joe Manyange seemed to condone his player’s actions.
“He never beat up the referee. They fought. I won’t comment on that issue, go to Amagagasi and get a comment from them,” said Manyange.