WITH the World Cup finals in Germany finally bursting to life this evening, domestic Premier Soccer League attendances are likely to suffer as quality-starved football fans are expected to stay home or throng bars to watch to world-class action.
The situation is likely to be worse off tomorrow when PSL clubs that do not normally attract big clubs clash.
The highlight tomorrow is the match at Rufaro Stadium, where Monomotapa and Shooting Stars meet.
On Sunday, defending champions Caps United will fancy their chances to notch another win as they continue to rediscover the consistency that was the mainstay of their back-to-back league titles when they come up against inconsistent Black Rhinos.
The venue has been switched from the National Sports Stadium to Gwanzura Stadium.
After dropping their first points of the season in the home draw against Motor Action last week, Highlanders are likely to be ruthless again when they meet whipping boys Zimbabwe Saints at the Barbourfields on Sunday.
In another appealing encounter, debutants Mwana Africa, who have been one of the smaller teams exhibiting promise in the league so far, face a test of aptitude when they visit the capital to play Dynamos at Rufaro.
A win for Mwana Africa will certainly give the Bindura outfit confidence, but Dynamos, who have won their last two matches, are desperate for consistency and they will be eager to bag maximum points.
Tomorrow: Monomotapa v Shooting Stars (Rufaro), Motor Action v Railstars (Callies), Buymore v Hwange (Gwanzura), Lancashire Steel v Shabanie Mine (Baghdad).
Sunday: Dynamos v Mwana Africa (Rufaro), Caps United v Black Rhinos (NSS), Masvingo United v Chapungu (Mucheke), Zimbabwe Saints v Highlanders (Barbourfields) — Staff Writer.