By Anashe Murombedzi
NINE stadiums have been approved to host Premier Soccer League matches which kick off this Friday with Harare City taking on Herentals at the National Sports Stadium.
At a time when the focus is on the preparations for the beautiful game’s flagship competition, the football mother body, ZIFA through the First Instance Body has approved nine stadiums to host the 2021/22 PSL matches.
Bulawayo has two approved stadiums in Barbourfields and Luveve, while in Harare only have the National Sports Stadium has been given a seal of approval.
Gibbo in Chiredzi, Baobab Stadium in Mhondoro Ngezi, Zvishavane’s Mandava and Sakubva stadium Mutare have also been approved.
ZPC Kariba will not have to look elsewhere for a home ground as Nyamhunga stadium has also been provisionally homologated.
Meanwhile, Caps United quest to regain lost glory and justification to the name The Cup Kings has seen them chase former gaffer Lloyd Chitembwe to return as their new head coach.
The Green Machine has been forced to hunt for a new coach after parting ways with Darlington Dodo by mutual consent after a string of poor results.
Chitembwe led Caps United to PSL glory in 2016 and managed to guide them through to the knock out stages of the CAF Champions league.
The former Caps United captain is however still attached to Harare City, but Caps United director Farai Jere has made his desire to bring back Lodza an open secret.
Caps United will open their PSL season away to ZPC Kariba at Nyamhunga Stadium this Saturday.
Meanwhile, the Premier Soccer League has slashed gate charges for the PSL season from $20 charged for the Chibuku Super Cup to $10 for the rest of the ground with the grandstand tickets pegged at $15 while the VIP is now $20 from $50.
The selling points will be announced in due course.