The Premier Soccer League, in a letter to Motor Action last Friday, directed that the match be played at Gwanzura for safety reasons because the Motor Action Sports Club is too small to accommodate United fans.
But Motor Action owner Eric Rosen protested the decision because Gwanzura is CAPS Unitedâ€™s home ground. Rosen suggested that the match be played at Rufaro instead, but the stadium was already booked for the womenâ€™s Under 20 national team which was playing Nigeria.
CAPS United â€“ winless after two matches so far this season â€“ could find themselves winners of their third without kicking a ball.
Unitedâ€™s players turned up at Gwanzura and waited 30 minutes, but Motor Action were nowhere on show. Thousands of fans who turned up for the match were not allowed into the stadium.
PSL CEO Kennedy Ndebele said: â€œWe will wait for a report from the match officials and then a decision on the way forward will be taken thereafter.â€�
At Maglas Stadium in Zvishavane, Shabanie Mine maintained top spot after beating Blue Rangers 2-1. The asbestos miners snatched a 70th minute winner from the penalty spot converted by goalkeeper Victor Twaliki.
Highlanders thumped Hardbody 5-3 at Barbourfields for their second win on the trot after thrashing Blue Rangers 4-0 in the season opener.
Graham Ncube grabbed a brace with former Motor Action star Masimba Mambare and ex-Chicken Inn midfielder Heritani Masuku notching a goal each in their first match in the famous black and white stripes. Simon Munawa weighed in with the fifth.
At the Colliery, Hwange and FC Platinum drew 1-1 with both goals coming in the second half. Malvern Longwe put the coal miners ahead before Mitchell Katsvairo levelled matters for Rahman Gumboâ€™s men.
Motor Action v CAPS United [match called off after Motor Action no-show]; Highlanders 5-3 Hardbody; Hwange 1-1 FC Platinum; Shabanie Mine 2-1 Blue Rangers
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