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Uncertainty over resumption of football lower leagues

…Eastern region AGM set for this weekend

Fredrick Moyo

A cloud of uncertainty hovers over the resumption of football lower leagues as there are no specific dates set for commencement though government gave the go ahead for sporting activities.
Disappointments, failures and happy moments that form part of the beautiful game have been ruined for lower league stakeholders, as Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) remain adamant that only topflight league should be played.
ZIFA Head of Communications and Competitions Manager, Xolisani Gwesela told TellZim News that they have not settled for any date yet.
“I do not have answers as for now and specific dates, but I will get back to you when I do have them,” said Gwesela.
However, some lower league teams mostly Division One sides have now began training in anticipation of a go ahead to resume action from the football governing body.
With the return of Premier Soccer League (PSL) that resumed this week, pressure is mounting on Zifa to let other leagues commence.
PSL action started with the resumption of Chibuku Super Cup with major highlights being Harare Giants Dynamos edging tricky Yadah Fc 1-0 at National Sports Stadium in Harare while new boys Tenax CS lost 2-0 to army side Black Rhinos at Sakubva Stadium.
Meanwhile the Zifa Eastern region has settled for October 2, 2021, to hold their much-awaited Annual General Meeting.
Sources told this publication that the meeting will be held in Masvingo and one major highlight of the meeting will be filling vacant posts.
“We have settled for this Saturday as the day when we will hold the AGM. Ofcourse, we are yet to get a go ahead from Head Office but all is in order now. Vacant posts need to be filled in both the region and province so we will make that our priority,” said the source.
The top post of Regional Administrator will be one of the most contested post since it is deemed the powerful post in the region.
The post became vacant when veteran administrator Thaddeus Machawira retired in 2019 after a long spell at the helm of the region.

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