PSL to host two tournaments before the start of next season

Premier Soccer League chairman Farai Jere says there will be two tournaments before the start of the next campaign as part of the moves to align domestic football season with the international calendar.

A few months ago, the PSL announced the plans to align the country’s football season with what is prevailing abroad where leagues kick off in August and conclude in May the following year.

According to Sunday News, Jere indicated that there would be a knockout competition and another mini-league tournament before the teams go for a break in May until August when the new season will start.

“We are going to have two tournaments which we are going to play,” said Jere.

“One of them is going to be a knock-out and the other one we are going to put the Premier Soccer League teams into three groups, they compete home and away, then we take the top two, and the third best runner-up around May, that’s when we hope to finish that bridging programme.”

Jere added that the sponsors, as well as the Zimbabwe Football Association, have raised no objections to the change in the local football calendar, with what is left now being to ensure that the clubs give their approval.

“There is a plan in place, the sponsors have given it a thumbs up, Zifa has given it a thumbs up, so what is left now is to meet because it’s a constitutional matter, our constitution says our leagues starts from April to the end of the year. We need to align with Division One and Two teams, we are going to have the final position after Congress on the 16th of December,’’ he said.

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