The Premier Soccer League has become the latest African league to join the World Leagues Forum (WLF) which comprises of football leagues from around the world.
The WLF represents 37 members and the organisation which was established in 2016 is chaired by Richard Scudamore, who is also the executive chairman of the English Premier League.
Some of the members include the EPL, Italy’s Serie A, Spain’s La Liga, Germany’s Bundesliga and France’s Ligue 1. In Africa, the Zimbabwe Premier League becomes the ninth member of WLF along with Algeria, Kenya, Nigeria, Algeria, South Africa and Guinea.
Membership is open to any football league that operates top-level competitions in their country.
The PSL Chief Executive Officer, Kennedy Ndebele said the association with WLF would foster close ties with top-flight leagues around the world as well as develop Zimbabwean football through learning from other advanced nations.
“We stand to benefit greatly from our membership as we get a chance to learn and co-operate with advanced nations in the operations and management of football competitions and all aspects of the game,” Ndebele said.
He also thanked Brightwell Kadenge, a recent graduate of the FIFA master programme for facilitating the PSL’s involvement.
Kadenge said the local league stands to gain global exposure and commercial growth.
Zimbabwe will attend the AGM which will be held in Mexico on 29 November 2018