Zimbabwe: Premier Soccer League Wait On Six Errant Clubs


The Premier Soccer League (PSL) has expressed dismay with clubs, who are yet to carry out as well as submit their Covid-19 test results, thus stalling progress on the resumption of domestic football.

Only 12 clubs had submitted their results going into the weekend in spite of the fact that the deadline was Monday last week.

Teams that are yet to comply with the Covid test requirements include Harare giants CAPS United, 2015 league champions Chicken Inn, Black Rhinos, Triangle, Yadah and Harare City.

Several teams managed to resume group training last week after submitting their test results.

“As of Friday, only 12 out of 18 teams had submitted their results and the rest had not. We are also not aware of the challenges they face, but there should be no excuses because everything was paid for,” PSL CEO Kennedy Ndebele told Standardsport.

“All the clubs were supposed to submit test results by Monday November 9. We hope that by tomorrow (today) all clubs will have submitted so that we can forward the results to the emergency committee, who will then decide on the way forward,” Ndebele added.

Local football has been in the doldrums since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic in March this year.

But plans are in motion to resume football by way of a mini tournament, following a bio bubble concept, which is tentatively scheduled for December.

“We are happy with the clubs that have been proactive in this endeavour and at the same time disappointed with the clubs that have not been cooperative. We shall take measures to ensure that in future everyone will comply with directives.

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