By Skilder Makona
HERENTAL’S FC’s future in the topflight league still hangs in the balance as the club awaits its fate, with a hearing slated for next Friday. Topflight league club Herentals FC will have to wait a bit longer to hear its fate, with the ZIFA Appeals Committee summoning them to a hearing next week Friday.
The development comes after weeks of speculation and confusion on whether the Students will have another dance in the premiership this season after the Premier Soccer League (PSL) expelled the club for the third time for breaching standing orders by taking football matters to court.
Herentals saw themselves being expelled from the PSL twice for alleged match-fixing against Bulawayo Chiefs and Black Rhinos last season and also for taking football matters to the courts.
In the two occasions, the Students have sailed through after the ZIFA Appeals Committee passed judgement in their favour.
Be that as it may, the club’s future in the PSL is hanging in the balance and they are yet to hear what is in store for them at the ZIFA Appeals Committee hearing on Friday.
The Students have, however, not been deterred by the goings-on as they have been going through their paces, just like other clubs, in preparation for the upcoming season whose start has been delayed by the COVID-19 induced lockdown.
The Harare-based club is yet to register its players as they still have to ascertain their next destination between the topflight or the Northern Region Soccer League Division One League.
The big question now is, will Herentals once again escape the axe for the third time? It remains to be seen.