By Anashe Murombedzi
The Premier Soccer League has gone a step further in their bid for the safe return of domestic football with the focus on getting fans and players vaccinated.
This comes after the return of the local game after a one-year sabbatical was cut short when the Covid-19 third wave struck.
The Premier Soccer league is therefore looking for a lasting solution which will at least convince the authorities that football will be played in a safe environment.
Premier Soccer League chairman Farai Jere said: “This is now everybody’s responsibility to make sure that we put all our hands on the deck to make sure that we contain the COVID-19 pandemic. If the nation is not vaccinated, football will never come back taking cognisance of the situation at hand.”
The template for the safe return of the game has been provided with football having been played in front of a sizeable number of fans during the European championships.
The lower divisions have also not been spared from the ravaging Covid-19 pandemic having gone for more than one and a half years without competitive football action.
“We are still to do a proper check but from out investigations we have lost three clubs and we are hoping there won’t be more,” said Martin Kweza, the Northern Region Soccer League chairman.
The buzzword though is vaccination with the Lower league clubs having embraced the inoculation drive with notable activity in the country’s four regions.