Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA) spokesperson Xolisani Gwesela, who has been appointed the Club Licensing Manager, yesterday told The Chronicle that they will soon publish the pre-requisite conditions for clubs to be licensed.
Zifa has set up a Club Licensing decision making, First Instance Body, which will be chaired by Zifa executive committee member Piraishe Mabhena, who will be deputised by Zifa Northern Region Division One chairperson Willard Mangenyavana. Zifa councillors Samkeliso Silengane, Nobioth Magwizi, Dennis Tshuma, Phithias Shoko and Gilbert Saika are the committee members.
The newly-established committee met over the weekend for a workshop where they came up with a framework for the licensing of the PSL clubs. There are three categories under the system and clubs which fall under category A means they would have failed to meet the minimum requirements and will not be licensed at all. Those that fall in category B can be licensed but the committee can decide to sanction them. Category C under the club licensing institutes of the best practise. Clubs will be licenced under crtiterias such as the sporting criteria where each club is expected to have an approved youth development plan which is a must for a club to be licensed. Other criteria include infrastructure and best practises.