Ndebele said the league, which bursts into life on March 30, two weeks after the NetOne Charity Shield, will have to resort to mid week games in order to finish the league on December 2.
“We are going to have a very tight schedule this year taking into consideration that the Warriors will also be participating in both the World Cup and Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers,” said Ndebele.
“Apart from that we also have our traditional tournaments, the BancABC Sup8r Cup, and the Mbada Diamonds Cup along the way. We are going to have a lot of mid-week games in between but the worst scenarios will come in June where we are not going to have any weekend fixture. All our league matches in June will be played during the week.”
Ndebele said the reason they decided to have a number of mid-week games was to enable the league to end during the first week of December.
Ndebele also spoke about the need for Zifa Northern Region to finalise outstanding Division One chaos which he said could delay the start of the new season.
“It was fine when we had 14 teams in the league but now that the Hardbody/Tripple B issue has been resolved, we now have 15 clubs. We cannot start a season with such an odd number. Zifa has to move in and finalise the remaining issue between Harare City and DSTV Rangers,” Ndebele said.
PSL will meet in the near future to come up with the vision and mission statement as well as the objectives of the association.
“The guidelines that we have been using expired in 2010. We are going to come up with a new vision and mission statement. What we have been using is a set of guidelines that were used long back when the executive used to have committee members. The difference now is that the set up has no room for committee members but board of directors who are club owners in most cases. We want to run PSL as a business entity.”