THE Premier Soccer League is engaging various stakeholders to ensure the smooth resumption of local football.
The Premier Soccer League (PSL) is working on partnerships with relevant stakeholders as the country’s elite football controlling body gears up for the much anticipated resumption of the game, should government approve an application made by the Zimbabwe Football Association.
“We also engaged the Acting Mayor, His Worship Cllr Stewart Mutizwa, to see how we can work together to spruce up facilities which include Dzivarasekwa Stadium, Gwanzura, Rufaro and others so that PSL clubs will use them as home grounds for training at least for now. This move will help bring about development in communities and we are happy with the response we got from the Mayor,” said Jere.
Jere also noted that it is high time football is monetised to contribute to the growth and development of the country’s economy.
“The World over sport has now become big business hence it is our prerogative as PSL to look for partnerships that will enable football to bring revenue. We are looking at engaging ZBC and see how we can come up with a ZBC-PSL pay-¬per-view channel so that we don’t remain in the duck. This is the new normal and COVID has actually opened up our minds hence we need to adopt to other methods of financing the game,” he added.
With lockdown measures having been relaxed, it is hoped the government will consider ZIFA’s application tendered in February and pave way for the resumption of the country’s most popular sport.
Meanwhile, consultations are underway for the resumption of low risk sport codes previously authorised to resume.
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