The Castle Lager Premier Soccer League (PSL) has set 15 May as the date for the resumption of the local football league.
The domestic league failed to start last year following the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic.
The last local top-flight match played in the country was the Castle Challenge Cup between the 2019 PSL champions FC Platinum and the 2019 Chibuku Super Cup winners, Highlanders at Barbourfields Stadium on March 14, 2020.
PSL chief executive, Kennedy Ndebele confirmed the topflight league’s plans to begin the competition in a memorandum to clubs early this week.
A PSL memorandum to the 18 clubs dated 23 March notes that preseason training is expected to start on April 2 following the conducting of Covid-19 competition of tests.
The registration of players ahead of the new season will be done from April 1 to May 15.
The PSL is expected to hold its Annual General Meeting (AGM) for the Board of Governors on May 1 which will pave the way for the return of the league a fortnight later. Read the memorandum in part:
Covid-19 testing is to be done by club doctors under the supervision of the PSL medical committee. Clubs who have capacity to conduct their own tests can submit their requests through the PSL CEO.
Ndebele informed the clubs that the Premier Soccer League would furnish them with the training and match protocols in due course.