Gokwe Warriors FC folds

Financial constraints have put paid to hopes of having a PSL team here, following Gokwe Warriors’ decision to close shop.

Financial constraints have been blamed for the development at the Central Soccer League Division One side, which topped in Division Two lower league last year.

The side drew most of its support from the local community, which had hoped to experience topflight football for the first time in many years, had the club gone on to play in the PSL.

Air Stars of Kwekwe have since been invited to fill the slot.

Warriors last season shrugged off a stiff challenge in the Midlands Division 2A, coming first ahead of Platinum FC Under-19.

The result gave the outfit a clean ticket to take part in the CSL1 battle for PSL promotion.

The club’s administrators would not comment, but a top official who spoke on condition of anonymity said confirmed the sad twist.

“We have failed to secure sponsorship at a time when our coffers are dry. There was not even money to affiliate with ZIFA.”

Meanwhile, former PSL side, Chapungu, have fired warning shots, rising to the pole in the first two games of the season. Last year’s runners up, Tripple B have also registered victories and fall behind only on goal difference.

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