PSL Clubs who are reportedly afraid of losing their corporate sponsors due to inactivity have reportedly started to push for the return of football, The Sunday Mail reports.
Dynamos Football Club(Dembare) which is reportedly afraid of losing their sponsorship deal with Remington Gold if the 2021 season does not kick-off according to the publication is leading the talks about the resumption of football,
The clubs are said to be urging ZIFA to emulate neighboring countries like Zambia and South Africa who ensured that Football resumes despite the ongoing ravaging pandemic.
Dembare reportedly wrote a letter to ZIFA and copied PSL officials and implored the board to consider letting football resume:
Dynamos Football Club, a member of the ZIFA Assembly, hereby request your esteemed office and person to facilitate the resumption of elite league football in Zimbabwe.
Our request and urgent plea is premised upon the need to save the local football industry from near collapse, which collapse would have a negative ripple effect on the mainstream economy.
Our anchor sponsors are on the brink of withdrawing their sponsorship of the club should games not resume by March 2021, a situation that would plunge the sports industry into an abyss since we contribute to the local football and sport fiscus.
As one of the biggest teams in Zimbabwe, boasting of a huge following in the ten provinces of Zimbabwe, we request that local football is allowed to resume under water-tight conditions which we commit to observe to the letter.
CAPS United is said to be having a hard time financing their payroll expenses and Highlanders has said 13 months of inactivity has seriously compromised the game as they might have to revive some sections of their club when football eventually returns
ZIFA last year suggested a mini tourney for the PSL clubs before abandoning the idea due to lack of sponsorship.
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