Football in Zimbabwe set to return in March


Zimbabwe’s Premier Soccer League is set to return in the first week of March after a whole year of inactivity.

The topflight in Zimbabwe runs between March and November but owing to Covid-19 the season was cancelled. Initial plans for the phased resumption of the local game through a bubble mini-league failed to materialise.

Late in October, only PSL teams were allowed to return to training but from January 2021 the lower leagues will also resume training.

“We are hoping that all systems will be up and running by the end of February next year or rather the first week of March depending on the situation,” PSL chief executive Kennedy Ndebele said.

“We are dependent on our stakeholders, the Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA) and the Sports and Recreation Commission who will give us the directions on how to resume.”

However, the PSL is yet to sign a new sponsorship deal, although they agreed in principle with Delta Beverages who have been sponsoring the league for the last five years.

The Zimbabwean Football Association (Zifa) said they will honour their promise of funding Covid-19 testing for all clubs. FC Platinum are the defending champions and are representing the country in the C

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By FARPost Reporter

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