National Sports Stadium closed leaving PSL in stadium in dilemma

The Premier Soccer League is facing a stadium crisis with the National Sports Stadium set to be unavailable for the next two weeks.

The Ministry of Local Government ,Public Works and National Housing has written to the PSL indicating the National Sports Stadium will be closed for all football activities for the next two weeks to allow for preparations ahead of a crusade by Christ Embassy’s Pastor Chris.

The crusade is set for the 7th of May.

Five PSL teams Dynamos, CAPS United, Black Rhinos, Yadah and Harare City currently use the facility as their home ground.

Rufaro is already closed and has been unable to host game so far this season after renovations that saw the artificial turf stripped and replaced by natural grass.

The situation has left the PSL in a big fix which may put added pressure on an already congested fixture programme.With 18 teams this season the league could find it difficult to end on time to confirm participants for CAF Competitions in December. 

The PSL has since written to the Ministry expressing its displeasure in the situation.

“We are disappointed that you have taken a decision to deny us the use of the National Sports Stadium for the weekend 29 April to 1 May read part of a letter from PSL CEO Kennedy Ndebele.

This will certainly disrupt our our league programme and affect all 18 clubs added Ndebele.

This situation has further been complicated by CAPS United’s needing to play the Champions League group stages at the same venue which could result in more fixture postponements.


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