In a statement, the Zimbabwe Premier Soccer League has disputed ZIFA Referees Committee’s decision to rescind Christian Ntouba Epoupa’s red card against Highlanders.
The statement states that the Premier Soccer League has not received a protest letter from Dynamos FC or communication from Zimbabwe Football Association regarding the decision to nullify Epoupa’s red card. PSL states that it has only received the official match report from the referee, Mr Arnold Ncube.
If Dynamos want Epoupa’s red card decision reviewed the PSL states that it has to appeal under terms of Order 30 of the PSL Rules and Regulations which state that:
30.1 Any club involved in a match, may lodge a protest with the League in respect of any match played under the auspices of the League provided that:
126.96.36.199 A written protest accompanied by a protest fee of US$1000 (One thousand dollars) is lodged with the General Secretariat of the League within 48 hours (forty eight) hours (excluding Saturdays, Sundays or public holidays) of the game and
188.8.131.52 The written protest referred to in order 30.1 above sets out the full facts on which it is based and refers to the Article and/or rule and regulation allegedly contravened by the offending party; and
184.108.40.206 The protest is not made against the referee’s and/or assistant referee’s decision connected with play, such decisions being final.