Dynamos is one of the Premier Soccer Leauge’s biggest cash cow in the country as they command a huge following with Highlanders and CAPS United being the other two teams with a huge support base.
However, their matches at the weekend failed to attract crowds as fans opted to stay away to watch the world cup soccer spectacle on their television sets.
The CAPS United and Hwange match at Rufaro on Saturday was also a total disaster. Some diehard CAPS United supporters trekked to the stadium in Mbare, as they were also left to count their losses after a poor turn out.
The match between Highlanders and Shooting Stars at Barbourfields Stadium also failed to attract a descent crowd.
Dynamos chairman Farai Munetsi said lamented the counter attraction to their matches owing to the world cup. “It’s disappointing. We did not get anything from our home league match against Bantu Rovers. I think its the same with other teams who were at home
like Highlanders and CAPS United. We are in a very serious financial problem. The problem is that the league programme is behind schedule and it was not possible to cancel the games to give way to the world cup.
We will try to have a promotion in our next home match,” he said. The PSL management had initially decided to cancel the games with a view to resume after the world cup in order to avoid a counter attraction.
The World Cup soccer show piece kicked off in South Africa on Friday with hosts South Africa drewing 1-1 with Mexico.
Most Premier Soccer League clubs are struggling to cope with travel and accommodation costs.Post published in: Football