ZIFA and PSL make peace

The Premier Soccer League and ZIFA appear to be on their way to resolving their differences after holding a meeting  on Saturday.

The two bodies have been at logger heads with each other over  the promotion and relegation issue sparking tensions.

The PSL had accused ZIFA of changing an initial agreement to only relegate two teams. Instead ZIFA councillors voted to relegate four teams with PSL questioning the legality of the process among other issues.

The resultant effect was a number of suspensions by ZIFA while the PSL filed an application with the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).

However after ZIFA and PSL met the two bodies resolved to form a committee which consists of members of both bodies to look into the relegation issue.

In addition CAPS United chairman Lewis Uriri’s suspension had been removed.

A statement from ZIFA read:

The  Committee is comprised of ZIFA  Regional Presidents  and PSL Emergency Committee members Messrs Kenny Mubaiwa, Advocate Lewis Uriri (whose suspension has been lifted) , Lifa Ncube and Lovemore Matikinyidze. A fundraising committee for the Gabon Warriors Africa Cup of Nations finals has been set up and is  headed by Executive Committee Member Finance,  Philemon Machana and ZIFA councillors will be appointed as members of this important Committe

In addition the Executive Committee is set to review the suspensions of Edzai Kasinauyo, Nation Dube and Ian Gorowa . The three were found not guilty of match fixing and bribery alongside former ZIFA CEO Henrietta Rushawaya by the court last week.

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