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Nigerian Players Expected To Join Zimbabwe Premier Soccer League

Six players from Nigeria could freshen up play in Zimbabwe's Premier Soccer League in the upcoming season with trials scheduled and negotiations in progress between six players from the West African state and three of the PSL's teams.

The players, some with experience in Nigeria's Premier League, are expected in the country in two weeks time and have already received travel visas, sources said. The Zimbabwean league has players from Zambia and Malawi but none from Nigeria.

Reporter Marvellous Mhlanga-Nyahuye of VOA's Studio 7 for Zimbabwe turned to businessman and player representative Stanley Makombe to ask why he decided to recruit Nigerian players at a time when Zimbabwe’s football faces a huge financial crisis on the back of the country's wider economic downturn.

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