Club executives from Zimbabwe’s biggest three clubs by the fanbase, Dynamos, Highlanders and CAPS United, met on Saturday for informal negotiations on how they can remain afloat in a new coronavirus-created environment.
Other clubs’ executives were reportedly invited but did attend the meeting.
The issues discussed during the indaba included the return of domestic football and player contracts.
A club official who attended the meeting expressed satisfaction with how it unfolded. He said:
The intention is to have everyone who matters in football to have some input into the transformation of our industry.
There are many good ideas, expertise, skills, experience and intentions among Zimbabweans, within and outside Zimbabwe, to generate national conversations, debates and, most importantly, dialogue to move our football to better and greater heights.
We cannot continue to do the same wrong things and hope and pray, that something good will come out of it.
… Player contracts are expiring soon and so there is a need to share ideas around that during the lockdown period.
When the modern Premier Soccer League was formed in 1992, the Big Three, alongside Black Rhinos and Chapungu – owned by the army and airforce respectively, led the conversations around the establishment of the league.