The Zimbabwe Premier Soccer League (PSL) has implored the government to consider the football industry’s request for resumption in order to protect both clubs and players.
Speaking on radio programme Morning Grill, PSL chairman Farai Jere said clubs need to generate revenue as they have to honour players’ contracts and to renew their contracts.
Jere said players also need to be protected from possible career-ending injuries from money games they’re currently involved in to make ends meet.
The Caps United boss also said clubs will observe all health protocols including employing health officers at their training facilities. He said:
Clubs are prepared and want to see production from their assets (players) active. They’ve been paying salaries for no returns.
Since COVID-19 started last year, it has been expenses and more expenses for clubs.
… If you look across our borders, the players in South Africa and Zambia are coming from home and even when we were given the green light to train last year, our players trained coming from home and we never had problems.
… So, if you look at our players, these guys are not sitting at home, but playing social soccer although we haven’t heard any incidents. It’s us administrators that think players are lying idle when in fact they are active.