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Women’s league hampered

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ZIMBABWE’S proposed women’s soccer premier league has failed to kick off due to lack of sponsorship.

The men’s premiership has also failed to attract sponsorship this season mainly due to the economic decline in the country, a

lthough the season is underway.

In an interview with IndependentSport this week, Eusebia Nleya-Maseko, the secretary-general of the national women’s soccer league, confirmed that their league had failed to take off owing to lack of sponsorship.

Nleya-Maseko said currently their division one regional and provincial division two leagues were running without sponsors.

“We had planned to set up a women’s national premier soccer league at the beginning of this year but the league failed to take off due to lack sponsorship from the corporate world,” said Nleya-Maseko.

According to Nleya-Maseko, some teams in these leagues were currently failing to fulfil their fixtures due to lack of transport funds.

Division one football is played in the northern, southern and eastern regions while the division two league involves of all the country’s provinces.

Nleya-Maseko, appealing to the corporate world, said supporting women’s soccer is another way of improving the life of the girl child.

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