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PSL Weekend Action Suspended Due to Elections

  • Michael Kariati

The Premier Soccer League has cancelled all matches scheduled for this coming weekend.

In a circular sent out to all the clubs Monday, PSL chief executive officer Kennedy Ndebele said they have cancelled the matches scheduled for this weekend because of Wednesday’s parliamentary and presidential election.

Ndebele said it was only proper for the league to cancel the matches to allow the process to be completed. Results are expected to start trickling in Thursday with the presidential result expected five or so days after the vote.

The poll will end the shaky coalition government of President Robert Mugabe and Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai.

This is the second week running that PSL action will be suspended. Last weekend games were suspended due to the Warriors’ engagement in the Africa Nations Championships in which they played Mauritius in Port Louis.

The PSL season has just gone past the halfway stage with Harare City at the top of the table with 37 points from 18 games.

Defending champions Dynamos are in third position with 32 points from the same number of games.

Also postponed due to the elections is the Mr. and Miss Musclemania competition which will now be held on August 10 instead of this Saturday.

Competition organizer Tofara Moyo could not be drawn into revealing the reasons for the postponement. Sources in the Zimbabwe Body Building federation say organizers also felt the atmosphere will not be conducive to stage the competition.

Moyo said most Zimbabwean bodybuilders have entered the competition, adding they have informed the participants of the latest developments.

He said Christine Matange will defend her Miss Musclemania title but should expect a tough challenge from the likes of Viola Muchawona and Regina Jonga who have also confirmed their participation.

The bodybuilding federation supremo said winners of the Mr. and Miss Musclemania will be offered the chance to take part in major international events.
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