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Suspended ZIFA Board Orders Referees To Boycott PSL Matches

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By Tafadzwa Chigandiwa

 

The Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA) board which was slapped with an abrupt suspension by the Sports and Recreation Commission (SRC) Tuesday afternoon, has withdrew referees from officiating Premier League games.

 

 

The referee’s boycott follows after the SRC officially announced the suspension of the ZIFA board with immediate effect.

 

 

According to the letter from the SRC, the football association has been suspended owing to its incompetence and lack of professionalism.

 

In reaction to the supreme sport’s governing body’s decision, the Felton Kamambo led ZIFA board then instructed referees to abandon stadiums before officiating the domestic league matches.

 

Five games were scheduled to take place across the nation on Tuesday afternoon.

 

 

However, the allegedly on-going tussle between ZIFA and SRC contributed immensely to the postponement of the matchday 2 PSL fixtures.

 

 

Highlanders were host to Ngezi Platinum Stars at Babourfields Stadium, Triangle and Dynamos were supposed to play at Gibbo Stadium.

 

 

Then Yadah and ZPC Kariba were also lined up to face off each other at Baobab Stadium in Mhondoro.

 

 

Herentals FC were to play against Black Rhinos at National Sports Stadium whilst new comers Cranborne Bullets were to square off versus Bulawayo Chiefs at Sakubva Stadium in Mutare.

Robert Tapfumaneyi

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