263Chat reports the Premier Soccer League (PSL) is facing a serious shortage of stadiums ahead of the new season which kicks off this weekend as only seven pitches have been approved by ZIFA.
According to a memo by ZIFA which was exclusively seen by 263Chat, only the National Sports Stadium, Rufaro, Luveve, Gibbo, Baobab, Mandava Colliery and Barbourfields have been approved for use by the 16 teams in the PSL. Teams like Mushowani Stars who are based in Madziwa, Chapungu, who normally use Ascot Stadium in Gweru, Manica Diamond in Mutare, risk travelling long distances to adopt surrounding stadiums for their home. This will strain the budget of the teams which have traditionally survived on shoestring budgets as there will be travelling and hotel bookings expenses which will be incurred by the teams.
This also means teams in Harare will be sharing the two available stadiums, NSS and Rufaro, putting a strain on the worn out infrastructure.