PSL to break during World Cup

soccer_ballHARARE - The recently started Zimbabwe Premier Soccer League (PSL) is set to take a break in June to make way for the World Cup showcase in South Africa for cost benefit reasons.

The move, according to the PSL Secretary General, Sihlangu Dlodlo, is meant to avoid playing games in empty venues.

“We decided to put on hold all PSL games during the World Cup because most soccer loving people would have focused their attention on the biggest football showcase. The World Cup is big and if we continue playing during that time our players would play in front of empty stadiums,” he said.

The move has been welcomed by a number of clubs.

Highlanders Football Club Secretary General Andrew Tapela said that the clubs had not yet been notified but it was a noble move.

“We have not been formally told but it’s a wise move because there is no football league that can run successfully during the World Cup. Imagine a game with Brazil playing and you are playing in your own domestic league? That can’t happen,” he said.

Dynamos coach Elvis Chiweshe, whose team is taking part in the African Safari, said his team would definitely need the break even though the season would

be far from halfway through.

“We will need to rest and enjoy the highest class of football with the rest of the world. Dynamos is still taking part in the CAF league and a break will do us good as we relax before taking an onslaught on the national league,” he said.

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