SWAZ congratulates PSL on successful resumption of local football

by | May 28, 2021 | Entertainment, Local News, Sport | 0 comments


By Pretty Manyewe

The Sports Writers Association of Zimbabwe (SWAZ) sent a congratulatory message to the Premier Soccer League (PSL) on the successful resumption of the local football last weekend.

Mehluli Sibanda, the Secretary General for SWAZ highlighted in the message that PSL had demonstrated effective administration which had ensured an accident-free start to the 2021 football season.

“Media coverage of action in the Chibuku Super Cup on May 22-23, 2021 shows everybody, anywhere that other than the explainable fatigue on the part of a few players there was nothing at all to criticize in the manner the PSL carried out their duties in delivering an exciting, entertaining and enticing package that marked the long-awaited return of the game in Zimbabwe,” said Sibanda in a statement.

The Chibuku Super Cup saw the first top-flight football matches being played in the country in 18 months.

“The league sent a perfect advertisement to be gleaned through by the rest of the sports administration that sport can still be successfully played in the Covid-19 era provided all the regulations stipulated by health authorities and experts are abided by,” he added.

All sports activities had been banned since the beginning of the first Covid-19 lockdown last year in March 2020 which saw restrictions of large gatherings to curb the spread of the virus. Recently restrictions had been relaxed but strict measures and regulations had remained for such activities.

Sibanda added that the SWAZ welcomed all measures instituted by the PSL to safeguard the health and protection of players, officials and all stakeholders who include the media at the four stadia hosting the games.

“Other sporting codes should take a leaf from the way the PSL was organizing their activities so that sport would not contribute to an upsurge in the number of Covid-19 cases in the country,” he ended.