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Zimbabwe Premier League Action Returns After 2 Week Break

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Zimbabwe's premier soccer league action kicks off Wednesday, nationwide after a two week break.

Log leaders Highlanders, topping the premiership grouping with 29 points hope to continue their dominance when they take on Chicken Inn at Barbourfields Stadium Wednesday.

Dynamos, who trail Highlanders by four points, play Buffaloes at Sakubva Stadium hoping to get maximum points to close in on Bosso.

In other premiership action Wednesday, Black Mambas clash with Shabanie Mine at Morris Depot, Black Rhinos take on Triple B at Rimuka Stadium, Caps United play Hwange at the National Sports Stadium and Motor Action will face FC Platinum at Motor Action Sports Club.

Premier Soccer League chief, Kennedy Ndebele, says fans can expect a competitive second half of the season with teams hoping to showcase their talent and dominate opponents before the season comes to an end.

Ndebele tells VOA Studio 7 premier league teams need to run their clubs professionally to attract sponsors as most teams are facing huge financial challenges.

"Our role as a premier league is not to fund raise for the clubs but to provide training and support to ensure that they are run professionally,“ says Ndebele.

"We are urging all clubs to set up marketing departments and operate like a business so that they attract the sponsorship they need from the corporate sector," adds Ndebele.

He says it is imperative for clubs to look at other revenue streams instead of perennially calling for an increase in gate charges as this may scare away soccer fans already overburdened by economic challenges currently facing the country.
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