Zimbabwe’s Caf continental representatives Dynamos and How Mine stand to profit in their home encounters as Andrew Langa the sports minister has promised to advise Zimbabwe Football Association to reduce its high levy fees paid by teams from gate-takings.
Langa gave assurance that he will seek audience with football mother body to slash its percentage share from the turnstiles when the two teams play host in continental campaigns.
In March Dynamos play AS Vita of the DRC in the second round of the champions league while How Mine date St Michel of Seychelles.
Langa was quoted saying they have instructed Zifa to waive the levy ahead of the encounters.
Zifa last year was bullish to the extent of threatening to increase the levy from one percent to eight percent, drowning leaving the clubs financial doldrums.
Dembare and How Mine’s plea is fully supported by other teams in the Premiership.
Kennedy Ndebele the PSL boss said as the PSL Assembly they will soon meet before the start of the league where the issue is likely to be discussed again.
“I am sure the clubs will make that appeal. We are worried because this will further burden already struggling clubs.”
Ndebele said they had been looking at lobbying Zifa to assist them make appeals to various authorities for the reduction of levies that include the police, the Sport and recreation commission and local councils.
The latest is that SRC has reduces its levy to three percent from six. He said if Zifa reduces their fees, it would make it easier for other stakeholders to do the same.
Dynamos chairman, Kenny Mubaiwa said it is going to be difficult for them if the levies are to remain.“It is already a struggle at the moment. The levy has caused more difficulty not only to us but the rest of the clubs in the PSL.
There are very few sponsors willing to support soccer. Clubs rely on the little gate-takings to survive,” said Mubaiwa.