The Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA) has proposed the first week of March next year for the resumption of Premier Soccer League (PSL) football pending local clubs’ approval.
On Wednesday ZIFA wrote to its affiliates enquiring if they were ready to start training in January. A memo from ZIFA to all affiliates read:
Following the government’s approval for football to return after the COVID-19 break, the executive committee would like to know if you are prepared to start training on January 4, 2021.
The proposed date for commencement of league programmes is the first week of March in 2021.
Please bear in mind that the resumption of all football activities is preceded by mandatory COVID-19 testing of all stakeholders, with only COVID-19 free individuals being allowed to participate while those found positive should self-isolate.
… ZIFA will honour its promise to pay for initial tests for all players as well as paying referees’ fees for the forthcoming season.
ZIFA was granted permission by Government to have the Premier Soccer League (PSL) and women’s Super League return to action following the coronavirus-induced hiatus.
However, the PSL’s envisaged mini-league tournament has failed to take place due to lack of sponsorship.