Zimbabwe Stadium Banned

The stadium was used as the home ground for Monomotapa and Lengthens last season.

Twine Phiri, the Premiership chairman of board of directors, said the Dzivarasekwa stadium had been deemed unfit to host any premiership matches. Matches have since been moved to Gwanzura Stadium in Harare’s Highfield suburb.

Phiri said premiership team that inspected Dzivarasekwa Stadium found out the venue had no proper ablution facilities. The stadium also exposed the players and the referee to hooligans because of a lack of a proper fence.

Meanwhile the Premiership management and the Referees Committee are involved in a number of meetings following an impasse over the referees’ fees.

The technical officials want US$120 and US$100 each for the centre referee and assistants, a figure which the PSL leadership feels is too high.

Initially the referees wanted US$200 and US$160 for their officials but clubs want to pay the officials US$100 and US$80 for the centre referee and assistants respectively.

Phiri met with referees’ boss, Ngoni Bouyed, over the matter and he said they should reach an agreement on Friday.

“We will meet tomorrow (today) but everything seems to be in order.


Saturday: Gunners v Dynamos (Rufaro), Highlanders v Black Mambas (Barbourfields), Monomotapa v Eagles (Gwanzura).

Monday: CAPS United v Douglas Warriors (Rufaro), Lengthens v FC Victoria (Gwanzura), Hwange v Kiglon (Colliery), Bantu Rovers v Shabanie (Barbourfields), Shooting Stars v Motor Action (Ascot).