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PSL Fails to Get Sponsor, Shifts Start of League Season

  • Michael Kariati

File Photo: The new season has been moved to April as negotiations continue between the Premier Soccer League and sponsors.

File Photo: The new season has been moved to April as negotiations continue between the Premier Soccer League and sponsors.

The 2014 Premier Soccer League season is in danger of beginning without a sponsor.

The new season has been moved to April as negotiations continue between the Premier Soccer League (PSL) and sponsors.

PSL chairman Twine Phiri says the the organization is still to agree terms with their Delta Beverages who have been bankrolling the league for the past three years.

Phiri says negotiations are still in progress, adding that they are hopeful that the beverage manufacturers will extend their sponsorship whose three-year term ended last season.

The Premier Soccer League boss revealed that because of the negotiations, the league will be delayed for another month. Traditionally, the PSL programme begins in the first week of March and ends November 30.

Delta Beverages' marketing manager Patricia Murambinda is on record saying they are considering extending their sponsorship to the PSL.


Phiri won the Premiership chairmanship on Sunday after beating Dynamos' Keni Mubaiwa by 13 votes to three.

He says the PSL will this season introduce another knockout tournament which will involve all the 16 teams that make up the PSL league.

Should the PSL fail to agree terms with Delta Beverages, this will be the second time in Zimbabwean football history that the league has gone without a sponsor.

In 2010, Motor Action were not rewarded for winning the league championship while their player Charles Sibanda received nothing for being crowned the Soccer Star of the Year due to lack of sponsorship.
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