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Football clubs ready to resume games, await SRC nod

Zimbabwean football clubs are ready for sporting activities to resume and now waits for the Sports and Recreation Commission (SRC) which is expected to announce the list of medium-and-high-risk sport codes who are ready to start their activities today.

Last week, SRC Chairperson Gerald Mlotshwa said high risk sports can resume today depending on Sports Associations’ ability to prove that they have the finance to do so as well as abiding by Covid-19 guidelines.
Football and other sport codes, which have agreed to adhere to the cocktail of safety measures unveiled by the authorities, are expected to be part of the disciplines to be given the greenlight.

Communications and Media Liason Officer for The Premier Soccer League(PSL) said the league accepted the conditions and operating procedures set by the SRC in light of the return of football and they are currently in the process of engaging key stakeholders to discuss steps to be taken to meet the set conditions for the safe and appropriate return of football.

“The process will involve covid-19 testing, pre-season training, registration of players and inspection and sanitization of stadia before the commencement of competitions. The League’s priority is the health and safety of the nation including the players, coaches, club staff and supporters and will ensure that all the necessary safety precautions are taken,” Bare said.

Speaking to BusinessMail Sports, FC Platinum’s Public Relations Officer, Chido Chizondo said the club is prepared and looking forward to the resumption of the league.

“We will only be operating under the guidance of the Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA) as well as the owners of the league and in accordance to covid stipulated guidelines,” Chizondo said.


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