PSL management hanging by a thread

Brain Murandu

THE Premier Soccer League (PSL) management committee could now be taking its last breath as a vote of no confidence looms after Sunday’s deferred elections at a stormy annual general meeting he

ld in Kwekwe.



A member of the steering committee that was set up at the Kwekwe meeting revealed that it was scheduled to meet soon to decide the fate of the PSL management committee.



“It is within the constitution that we pass a vote of no confidence and we’ll also consider whether we need a new management structure or even the chief executive officer,” he said.


PSL deferred the elections citing the need for change to the management committee’s structure but the steering committee is waiting for the “final kill”.

Seven clubs – Caps United, Highlanders, Motor Action, Dynamos, Shabanie Mine, Black Rhinos and Sundowns – make up the steering committee tasked with looking at the requirements and needs of the league’s affiliates.

Elections for the chairman’s post left vacant following the ascendance of Rafik Khan to the Zifa chair and the secretary-general’s position rendered vacant by Mwandibhuya Mutepfa’s resignation were not held as nine clubs voted against holding the polls.


Reservations were ex-pressed on the calibre of candidates contesting the posts and the nail to the PSL coffin could be hammered in at the steering committee’s meeting before the management committee reconvenes at the end of April.


Acting chairman Te-ndai Madzorera announced at a press conference that clubs want the league run by a chief executive officer supervised by a board of management.


But investigations byIndependentSport established that if the steering committee insisted on having neither a management board nor chief executive officer, the only option would be to pass a vote of no confidence on the current management team.


“Look at the sponsorship package – a pittance – that the executive came up with in such difficult times for clubs,” fumed one member who however requested anonymity.


PSL also discussed the issue of 100% gate takings at the meeting and dismissed suggestions from smaller clubs who pushed for a 70-30% sharing arrangement.


Clubs also expressed concern at the delay by PSL management to come up with insurance cover for players who injured during games.

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