DeMbare to deal with violence

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Monalisa John, Sports Reporter

DYNAMOS supporters association national chairman Benjamin Munzira says they are ready to deal with violence when the season begin after the coronavirus pandemic recedes.

Munzira said they have upgraded their mechanisms – with the help of the club – to control violence as the team with the most supporters in the country.

“This year we have plans to reduce cases of violence during matches.

“We have many groups known as chapters in the whole country that make sure that they control supporters that misbehave.

“Each chapter has 10 marshals or stewards. For example, when Dynamos is playing at Rufaro there will be supporters from different parts of the country like Bulawayo, Kwekwe, Mutare and others.

“So during the high profile matches there will be marshals monitoring supporters from their respective cities,” said Munzira.

“We are going to make sure that our chapters will be more organised and stronger than before this year.

“These marshals will be able to identify the hooligans as they will be focusing with what will be happening in the terraces.

“They will be working closely with the police, so I guarantee that violence will be minimised this year,” he added.

Munzira said they will hold seminars and programmes to educate their security about controlling violence.

“Before the season starts we will invite all the marshals and the chairpersons from the supporters chapters to give them education that will help to reduce or curb violence.

“These marshals will then go back to their constituencies to educate their people about good behaviour and benefits of avoiding violence.

“We will also do road shows as Dynamos raising awareness on the negatives brought by violence.

“If we lessen violence this will also help the team not to attract penalty fees that will affect the club financially,” he told H-Metro.

Meanwhile, Munzira said they wish Rufaro Stadium will be ready by the time the season begins.

“We hope Rufaro will be ready when we start the season because it will be difficult for Dynamos to play high profile matches in small stadia.

“Dynamos is a big team which needs a big stadium, I hope the City council will be quick on renovations,” he said.