Premier Soccer League (PSL) has reversed a decision to deny the postponement of CAPS United’s weekend clash against Chicken Inn away at Luveve stadium in Bulawayo after the intervention of the Zimbabwe Football Association.
PSL had turned down CAPS United’s written appeal to have the particular premier league fixture postponed due to its travel complications ahead of their midweek CAF Champions League showdown against USM Alger of Algeria on Wednesday.
“We have received a revised fixture list for this weekend highlighting the postponement of the match from PSL”, club CEO, Cuthbert Chitima, told Soccer24.
CAPS United lost 2-0 to Zamalek away in Alexandria, Egypt last Friday before losing 2-1 away to ZPC Kariba in the premier league on Thursday. United were scheduled to make their third consecutive trip to Bulawayo on Sunday for the match against Chicken Inn at Luveve Stadium before returning to face USM Alger two days later without affording them ample training.
Chitima expressed relief at the development which affords CAPS United relief from a congested travelling fixture line-up.
“It gives us ample time to prepare for the champions league match as a team and ample time for the players to work on the fixture,” Chitima said.
The premier league champions, who have been participating in a number of tournaments, now have two games in hand after playing ZPC Kariba on Thursday. PSL had initially turned down their request for postponement citing an already congested fixture schedule, which includes the new Castle Challenge Cup to be played at the end of the season.
However, after the directive from ZIFA president, Dr. Philip Chiyangwa, PSL reversed their initial decision and awarded CAPS United the fixture postponement.
“The position is very clear, CAPS United will not be playing any game other than the one they played today (yesterday),” Dr. Chiyangwa is quoted earlier on as saying in The Herald.
“CAPS United need the support of everyone. They need to prepare for this match. I don’t want CAPS United to lose at home or to fail in their campaign.
“They are representing the country and we need to be seen helping them wherever possible so that they can fight the best they can.”