Premier Soccer league clubs that met in the capital yesterday for the annual general meeting agreed to have the league starting on Saturday March 21.
By our staff
According to PSL chief executive officer Kenny Ndebele, the clubs could not come up with a full calendar for the entire season as they have to wait for Chan tournament dates from Zifa.
Ndebele added that clubs would have to cope with a congested Easter holiday as all teams will have to play on Easter Friday as well as Easter Monday.
“AS PSL and clubs, we have agreed that the season kicks off on March 21. There will be a congested fixture during the Easter holiday as football is meant to entertain our fans who will be on holiday,” Ndebele said.
Ndebele revealed that apart from the league. two tournaments had so far been confirmed for the 2015 soccer season.
“I can confirm that we are going to have the league running and on top of that, we have the Chibuku Super Cup which was re-launched by Delta Beverages last year as well as a NetOne football tournament that will also be staged along the way.”
The AGM also resolved that the Chairman Twine Phiri should look into the issue of teams that are supposed to be relegated each year with Zifa.
“We have agreed that two teams should be relegated while two also get promoted. The chairman will look into that liaising with the leadership from the four regions.”
The gathering also agreed on meeting the Footballers Union of Zimbabwe over matters that have seen players dragging clubs to courts.
“We need to have a common ground with FUZ. We need to help each other come up with a standard player contract for future use,” Ndebele added.