Zim Premier Soccer League Cancelled Due To World Cup

The World Cup burst into life on June 11 and ends on July 11. However the Premier Soccer League decided to go ahead with the league matches last weekend but fans opted to stay at home.

According to stastics the league 16 league matches were watched by 6 700 spectators which means that all the clubs including the cash cows such as Dynamos, Highlander and CAPS United recorded losses.

The Dynamos and Bantu Rovers match was watched by 2 000 spectators, which is a far cry from the crowds drawn by DeMbare.

Cuthbert Mutandwa, the Premier Soccer League executive secretary said all the league matches had been put on hold until July 11 when they would resume.

However even when the league resume, the Zimbabwe teams will still incur loses due to the World Cup as league matches would have to be played midweek to ensure that the programme do not spill into next year. Midweek matches do not normally attract big crowds.

The Premier Soccer League will also be running against time in that they would have to accommodate the Warriors programmes. The senior national team kick off their campaign in the 2011 Africa Cup of Nations in September. The league will also have to make way for the Dynamos’ participation in the African Champions League and CAPS United’s dance in the Confederation Cup.