Clubs have reportedly welcome ZIFA’s bailout move with excitement, The Chronicle reports. This was after ZIFA announced it will bailout PSL top-flight league clubs that are affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic bedevilling the whole world. Speaking to the publication, clubs representatives said they welcomed the initiative with open arms.
Speaking to the publication, Highlanders chief executive, Nhlanhla Dube said;
We appreciate. Of course, l would like to comment on the matter once there is official communication. If Zifa, indeed, have decided to go that route and assist the PSL, it is absolutely a welcome move. We would applaud Zifa leadership for that and we will respond in kind.
Football has been affected and we will accept this if it comes through. Zifa have reacted to our various appeals during this difficult time.
This shows that Zifa recognise that there is no FA without clubs and it is highly commendable
Dynamos Spokesperson Tinashe Farawo also said:
We are excited. It will go a long way in assisting our clubs as well as developing football. We will put it to good use and give the players
Caps United Nhamo Tutisani also said:
In the event that they agreed they will give us relief, it is a welcome. Without television rights, our football grant is not sustainable and football is heavily subsidised by clubs.
With, or without Covid -19, we still have to find means of surviving as a club.
Our strategy remains the same, we are looking for additional sponsors. We are a big club with big ambitions so we are looking for commercial partners under additional investment.
The good thing is we are in good terms with our sponsors, that is the same with Highlanders, who we have a good rapport with, and we are always exchanging ideas.
According to ZIFA Chairman Farai Jere, the football body will announce further details about the bailout on 20 June.
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