The Zimbabwe Premier Soccer League has named Kennedy Ndebele chief executive. He had been serving in an acting capacity since August of last year.
The local premiership has been under fire from its 16 clubs and soccer fans over its failure to attract sponsorship, one of the principal mandates of the new CEO. The PSL failed to attract a sponsor last year leaving many clubs in financial distress.
Current PSL title holder Motor Action claimed no cash prize in 2010 and is struggling to represent the country in the Confederation of African Football Champions League.
Ndebele told VOA reporter Marvellous Mhlanga Nyahuye that he has secured sponsorship for the league and his mandate is now to run it professionally. But he said he could not name the sponsors at this time due to contractual agreements.
The 2011 PSL season opens March 13 and will end in December.