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Zimbabwe's Premier Soccer League Shoots Down Calls to Reduce Gate Charges

Many soccer fans complain that with the high cost of living at the moment, they can hardly afford the $3 ticket fees for a single match

The Zimbabwe Premier Soccer League has shot down calls by clubs to slash game entry fees despite poor attendence of most matches this season.

The latest club to plead with the PSL over the issue is Shooting Stars. The club was proposing charges be slashed from $3 to $1. But PSL authorities refused to grant the request.

Shooting Stars Football Club President Joel Sengeredo told VOA Studio 7 reporter Marvellous Mhlanga-Nyahuye his club was disappointed with the soccer body for spurning their proposal.

Many soccer fans have been complaining that with the high cost of living in the country, they can hardly afford the $3 ticket fees.

Sengeredo said the decision defied logic as most PSL matches this year have been played in near-empty stadiums.

VOA was unable to get comment from the PSL.