caps-united fans.jpgThe Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA) and the Premier Soccer League (PSL) have been urged to address security challenges that have seen chaos prevailing at the country’s stadia as fans jostle to gain entry.

The football fraternity believes that an immediate solution is needed in preventing local football fans from forcing their way past entry points in encounters that attract large crowds.

Football analyst, Stanley Katsande called for immediate action by ZIFA and the PSL in order to avoid what might later turn into a disaster.

Katsande’s call follows an incident that saw supporters forcing their way into Rufaro Stadium during Zimbabwe’s AFCON qualifier against Mali on the 5th of June.

In a more recent incident, impatient fans again forced their way past security personnel in a premiership encounter featuring Harare giants, Dynamos and Caps United allowing hundreds of fans to enter the stadium free of charge.

With the responsibility of hiring police officers lying in the hands of premiership clubs, concern is being raised with regards to the hiring of insufficient personnel, who are unable to handle large crowds.

Other experts have over the years advocated for the pre-match ticket sale system as a measure that could create order in high profile encounters.

With the Zimbabwe national soccer team anticipated to draw a large crowd in their encounter against Liberia in September, one can only hope that adequate measures to address security problems will be put in place.