Zimbabwe football fans were robbed of an epic encounter after the much talked about Highlanders vs Dynamos match was prematurely ended following crowd trouble at Barbourfields Stadium.

Highlanders took the lead via a Rahman Kutsanzira strike.

Dynamos scored an equaliser in the 42nd minute via Cameroonian international Ntoupa Epoupa.

The home fans reacted by throwing missiles at assistant referee causing the match to be abandoned.


The goal came after a Bosso defender attempted to clear a ball which deflected to the Cameroonian who was in an offside position.

Malawian football agent Felix Sapao, who watched the match on television, said the Cameroonian wasn’t offside.

“I watched the Bosso vs DeMbare match on TV. The assistant ref was right,’’ he said.

“If a ball is touched by the defending team last and then taken by an offensive player who was offside, it’s not offside. You see that the ball clearly came off a defensive player who was attempting to clear a shot at goal.

“That touch by the defensive player puts the offensive scorer onside although he was initially in an offside position. Even if the offensive player was initially in an offside position. When the shot was taken, the defender’s touch nullified the offside position and played the offensive player onside. The goal was legitimate.’’ The result of the blockbuster will now be determined in the boardroom and Highlanders are likely to be sanctioned for their fans’ behaviour.