Sikhumbuzo Moyo, Senior Sports Reporter
AFTER a long wait, the Castle Lager Premier Soccer League has confirmed that fixtures for the 2017 season will be released today ahead of the start of this year’s marathon on April 1.
“The fixtures will be out today, we are just waiting for our competitions manager Elisha Mandireva who is in Kariba for grounds inspection,” said the PSL communications and media liaison officer Kudzai Bare.
She also confirmed that the weekend when pencilled for the opening matches has not changed.
In what promises to be a gruelling football season following an increase of PSL teams from 16 to 18 after a protracted fight between Zifa and its biggest affiliate, the teams must also brace themselves for more midweek games, especially in Harare where there is only one stadium at the moment.
Five teams Dynamos, Caps United, Harare City, Black Rhinos and Yadah FC will have to make do with the giant National Sports Stadium as the other venue Rufaro Stadium is undergoing massive renovations.
With exactly 10 days before the first official whistle blows, release of the fixtures also helps clubs to plan for their itinerary instead of being caught by surprise.