Dynamos chairman Isaiah Mupfurutsa said the postponement of the start of the league will have an adverse impact on the team’s preparations and resources.
Mupfurutsa’s comments come after the Premier Soccer League (PSL) on Wednesday officially wrote to clubs informing them of the postponement. Said Mupfurutsa:
We started preparing for the season in January, with a certain schedule, as we anticipated that the league matches would start in March.
So, we invested a lot in the pre-season, beginning with the acquisition of the players.
We also had training camps and team-building exercise. But the postponement means we have an extra two months of pre-season and more resources will be needed.
As it stands, we cannot break training because we don’t know when this problem is going to be over.
The coronavirus outbreak has affected global football with Europe’s five major leagues, the EPL, La Liga, Bundesliga, Serie A, and Ligue 1 suspending fixtures with about a third of the season yet to be played.
The Zimbabwe government on Tuesday announced that from March 20, gatherings of over 100 people, including football matches, will not be allowed for the next 60 days.