Imagine Cristiano Ronaldo involved in a fierce fist fight and vulgarity-infested verbal altercation with Real Madrid assistant coach Zinedine Zidane.
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A situation like that happened last weekend in Beitbridge when Tripple B star striker Aleck Marime traded blows with not only one, but two of his club’s assistant coaches, Hillary Makuruva and Charles Joe.
Makuruva and goalkeepers coach Joe had been instructed by club president Edward Kanyangu to go to Gomo Heights and tell a number of players who were drinking beer there to go home.
A visibly drunk Marime, who was imbibing with friends then approached Joe and started accusing him of having sinister issues against him.
The incident which occurred in the presence of Standardsport saw a heated quarrel laced with vulgarity ensuing before a fist fight from which Marime came out the victor, injuring Joel’s knee in the process.
Makuruva, who is father to Dynamos’s third choice goalkeeper Tatenda then tried to restrain the two but a seething Marime’s tirade became worse as he insulted Joe’s mother.
“That does not mean anything because my mother died two months ago,” said a limping and retreating Joe.
Marime then turned on the fire to Mukuruva, who however emphatically overpowered him, leaving the striker with a blood stained face.
“Chiteam chenyu [your team] will be relegated and moripedza mega bhora racho [you will finish the season without me],” ranted Marime who is the Castle Lager Premier Soccer League second top-goal scorer.
Kanyangu said he has had several disciplinary problems with the striker who however has not been suspended.
“This team cannot be supported,” one unidentified fan said during the fracas.
At the beginning of the 2013 soccer season, Marime hit the headlines for accepting signing on fees from two different clubs.