Covid-19 continues to complicate local football

by | Dec 19, 2021 | Sport | 0 comments


Alex Ndlovu

Local football was among the most hit by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Between 2019 and early 2021, there were no sanctioned local matches.

Only illegal hobby tournaments, ma boozer, were being held.

Zimbabwean football players had to resort to alternative methods to survive.

Players like Dynamos FC`s wingback Emmanuel Jalai started their own companies which sells t-shirts.

They knew that even though football had returned, the fight against Covid-19 is far from over.

And time has absolved their cautious approach.

Last week, matches were postponed due to Coronavirus which affected most of the clubs.

Only one match was not affected, featuring Ngezi Platinum vs Herentals.

Ngezi won the match by three goals to nil.


Matches starts on Friday with Harare City taking on Yadah at the National Sports Stadium in the afternoon.

One of the attraction match on Saturday will be Black Rhinos vs Caps United at the National Sports Stadium

While defending Champions FC Platinum will entertain Bulawayo Chiefs at Mandava stadium on Sunday.


Below is the full fixture:



Harare City vs Yadah

National Sports Stadium 15:00



Chicken Inn vs Tenax

Luveve Stadium 15:00


Black Rhinos vs Caps United

National Sports Stadium 15:00


WhaWha vs Bulawayo City

Ascot Stadium 15:00


ZPC Kariba vs Triangle

Nyamhunga Stadium 15:00




Manica Diamonds vs Highlanders

Sakubva Stadium 15:00


Dynamos vs Cranborne Bullets

National Sports Stadium 15:00


Bulawayo Chiefs vs FC Platinum

Mandava Stadium 15:00