BY Larry Trusida
The resumption of Premier Soccer League football hangs in the balance with the local football mother body- ZIFA saying it is consulting stakeholders.
Speaking to ZBC News in Harare this Tuesday, ZIFA Spokesperson Xolisani Gwesela said they only have authorisation for training and are yet to approach government on the resumption of competitive action.
“As of now we only have the authorisation to train and we are currently doing consultations with our stakeholders, once that is concluded then we can now approach the government for the resumption of the league.”
Meanwhile, Premier Soccer League clubs have scaled down on their training activities amid real concern that domestic football might not be played this year.
Caps United Captain, Ronald Chitiyo summed up the feeling among players citing lack of motivation.
“We are football players and our job as professionals we have to train and play but it is difficult to keep motivated and as a captain, I try to push the team but it’s difficult not knowing when the league is starting.”
Herentals coach, Kumbirai Mutiwekuziva echoed the same sentiments saying the current situation has left very little hope.
“As you can see we have reduced the intensity, we are now building fitness and our aim now is to try and keep the motivation in the team.”
All indications for the resumption of domestic football point to March next year with ZIFA understood to have written to its members to prepare for the resumption of the league next year