A 23-YEAR-OLD Chelsea fan from Plumtree is in the ICU at a Bulawayo Hospital after he was stabbed in a row over

Casper Ndlovu (22) of Dingumuzi village allegedly stabbed Consider Sibanda of Gasaza area using a kitched  knife.

It is said Ndlovu was allegedly infuriated by by Sibanda’s “excessive celebration” when Chelsea scored against West Ham United during Sunday’s match.

He then followed him to a bar and stabbed him hours after the match ended on a 1-1 score line.

According to an eye witness  at the bar, Mr Nicholas Ncube, the two got into a heated argument after one of the soccer teams had scored.

“The two men were drinking beer while watching soccer at Siphosenkosi Bar at around 5PM. Sibanda celebrated a goal scored by César Azpilicueta for Chelsea and this did not go down well with Ndlovu, who supports West Ham. Ndlovu told him to leave the bar but he refused.

“Ndlovu went to where Sibanda was seated and they shoved each other for a while. When Sibanda refused to leave, an annoyed Ndlovu decided to leave himself,” he said.

Mr Ncube said at around 10PM, Ndlovu returned to the bar and attacked Sibanda saying their “war” was not yet over.

“He drew a kitchen knife from his trouser pockets and stabbed Sibanda once. He fled from the bar soon after committing the crime. The injured was rushed to hospital while villagers apprehended the suspect.”

Sibanda bled profusely before collapsing and was rushed to Plumtree District Hospital from where, because of his serious condition, he was transferred to the United Bulawayo Hospitals (UBH) where he is admitted.

#The Chronicle