Zifa communications manager Nicholette Dhlamini-Moyo told Standardsport that the case between Harare City and DSTV Rangers has since been referred back to Northern Region executive committee who have also promised to come up with the final verdict in a week’s time.
Also speaking to the same publication, Northern region secretary general Sweeney Mushonga said they were almost putting final touches to the matter.
“We have been busy gathering relevant information from Northern Region, clubs involved and the player in question to try and establish what could have happened. We are supposed to come up with the verdict this week but Wednesday will be the latest,” he said.
“The process has to give both parties a chance to be heard. We are actually trying to speed up the process to avoid a situation whereby the league will start with 14 teams.”
Dhlamini-Moyo added that the Central Region matter that is before arbitration has to be concluded earlier too.
“I have been talking to the PSL and they said they would be happy with a situation whereby they start the season with 16 teams, thus putting pressure on the arbitration team to finalise the issue before it is too late,” Moyo said.