Premier Soccer League gears for return

by | May 3, 2021 | Local News, Sport | 0 comments

Alex Samanyanga

The domestic Premier Soccer league is set to return on July 17 2021, following resolutions made during the top flight’s annual general meeting held in Harare this Friday.

Zimbabwe last saw premier league football action in 2019, due to the Covid-19 crisis.

Premier Soccer League Chairperson Farai Jere said a cup competition will start in May.

The cup will be the rehearsal for the league season with all Covid-19 safety measures being put to test.

“This will be a proper league, we have been forced by the situation to have it in July but the season hasn’t changed because this needs a constitution, and our league will have promotion and relegation so this will help ZIFA when they are crafting their letter to SRC for the resumption of football because that’s where the lower divisions come in,” Jere said.

On issues to do with contracts between players and clubs Jere said the lawyers clarified what is a contract and also highlighted that if the agreed service was not rendered then compensation has to be paid if a player wants to leave.

The Premier soccer league also indicated that they have secured sponsor for both the league and Cup competition to be availed soon.

Delta Cooperation`s Castle lager brand were last year’s Premier Soccer League sponsors.