A 28-year-old man from Harare is facing attempted murder charges after he allegedly hit another man with a shovel following an argument over results of an English Premier League match between Manchester United and Liverpool.
The match was played on Sunday and Liverpool won by 5 goals to nil.
According to the Zimbabwean Mail, the court heard that around 7pm, Farai Munhenga assaulted Steven Muzikoza with a shovel on the face once and on the hands after Muzikoza had teased him over the football match result.
Muzikoza sustained cuts on his face and hands after the assault. Munhenga is a Manchester United fan while Muzikoza supports Liverpool.
Munhenga was then apprehended by witnesses leading to his arrest.
Harare magistrate Dennis Mangosi remanded Munhenga in custody to 17 November and advised him to approach the High Court for bail.
Incidents of violence and suicides have become prevalent in Africa.
In 2020 a fight between a group of friends over a football match ended on a tragic note after one man died in a Naivasha estate.
The middle-aged man was hit on the head with a stone when he started mocking supporters of the English Premier League team Arsenal that had lost 1-2 to Wolverhampton Wanderers FC.
The group was watching the live match that was being aired on television when the incident occurred.