Stadium use under threat after vandalism

The aftermath: Ripped seats on the eastern stand of the National Stadium after Saturday's game. PIC BOTSWANA PREMIER LEAGUE
The aftermath: Ripped seats on the eastern stand of the National Stadium after Saturday's game. PIC BOTSWANA PREMIER LEAGUE

The Botswana Premier League (BPL) has warned the use of the National Stadium is under threat following incidences of vandalism during the league match between Extension Gunners and Mochudi Centre Chiefs.

Gunners supporters, celebrating their team’s 1-0 win ripped some seats from the famous Pandamantenga stand. “We have been put on notice by the National Stadium management that we risk being denied access to the National Stadium for future matches. We therefore plead for restraint from football fans, in good times and in bad, in respect of the upkeep of the facilities we use,” the BPL said in a statement.

Gunners has hit a purple patch in recent weeks gunning down two title contenders, Mochudi Centre Chiefs and BDF XI. First, Mapuntsula shocked BDF XI 2-1 and then proved it was no flash in the pan when they upset Chiefs 1-0 on Saturday.

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