Friday, 27 October 2017 00:00

The Premier Soccer League and Footballers Union of Zimbabwe have agreed to come up with a standard football player’s contract that is meant to create favourable working conditions between football players and clubs.

 

This comes following an increase in reports of disputes involving football players and clubs over the years.

 

Of late, Lawrence Mhlanga has been involved in an ownership wrangle with Chicken Inn FC and FC Platinum that that has seen the defender missing out on the PSL action during the 2017 season.

 

Premier Soccer League Chief Executive Officer, Kennedy Ndebele said they were worried about the increase in player contract disputes that were affecting the careers of players.

 

He highlighted that following a board of governor’s resolution, the League was working with the Footballers Union of Zimbabwe to come up with a standard player’s contract.

 

“We are crafting a player contract that will be used by all PSL Clubs. This is meant to create good working relations between clubs and players, to protect the investment of clubs on players and to improve professionalism in football,” he said.

Ndebele added that the two parties will then engage Zimbabwe Football Association for the adoption of the player contract.

FUZ President Desmond Maringwa applauded the initiative by the PSL saying they had already started working on the contract which should be finalised within a month.

Maringwa said the contract would go a long way in safeguarding the interest and welfare of players.

“A standard player contract is good for football as it makes it easy to deal with players’ disputes.

“We had issues before where a contract does not specify the actual player’s conditions and such contracts are difficult to deal with especially when disagreements arise between the player and the club,” he said.

He added that FUZ had been moving around the country conscientising clubs in the PSL and Division One of the standard player contract and the need for a code of conduct for players.

Tuesday, 10 January 2017 00:00

BLACK RHINOS. . . . . . . . 0

CHAPUNGU . . . . . . . . . . . 0

THIS was supposed to be a tough battle, a contest for supremacy between two teams owned by the armed forces But in the end, the few supporters who braved the chilly weather in the capital to witness this clash, left Rufaro Stadium a disappointed lot.

There were very few chances created in a match that never reached the second gear, as the home side wasted a good opportunity to claim their third set of three points against a Chapungu side that is struggling to get its feet off the ground.

The opening half hour of this match was incident free, with action restricted in midfield.

The first real chance came after 31 minutes, when Edmore Muzanenhano tried his luck from a free-kick for Chapungu, but could not really trouble Rhinos goalkeeper Ashley Reyners.

It proved to the only good chance the visitors fashioned in this drab affair.

Rhinos created four notable chances, with two wasted by their chief marksman Lot Chiunga, who glanced a header wide on 32 minutes from a Farai Banda cross before dragging his shot on the wrong side of Talbert Shumba’s goal posts on the hour mark.

Wellington Taderera did the hard part when he worked his way past Chapungu defenders moments later, but then failed to beat Shumba from a good range, in goals for Chapungu.

The draw moves Rhinos three rungs up the log standings to seventh position with seven points, while Chapungu glide over Bulawayo City into 13 position with five points.

The rest of the teams are in action this weekend.

Chapungu coach Tendai Chikuni was happy with the point, considering his team came into the match on the back of two successive defeats.

It was the third game that Rhinos had managed to keep a clean sheet in six matches, a major positive that the club coach Herbert Maruwa picked from the game.

Source: News Day

Wednesday, 28 May 2014 00:00

Herentals …………………………………………….…… 2

Bulawayo City ……………………………………………… 1

TWO first-half goals by Aaron Chiwandamidzi and William Kaphuma ensured Herentals recorded their first home victory of the season with a win over Bulawayo City.

Chiwandamidzi put the hosts in front, in the 19th minute, after tapping in a cross from Archimore Majarira who had broken loose from a counter-attack. Bulawayo City then equalised in the 36th minute through a Timothy January volley. But the lead was short lived as William Kapumha restored Herentals’ lead, courtesy of a well taken free-kick minutes before the halfway mark.

Herentals, who had to resort to delaying tactics in the second half, could have won by a greater margin had their strike force, led by skipper Blessing Majarira, been more lethal in front of goal.

An elated Herentals FC coach Kumbirai Mutiwekuziva described his side’s victory as a welcome development as the team’s main objective is survival and every win counts.

“This is a very positive result in our efforts to survive. “In the premier league collecting points is very key and we hope to maintain such performances in our upcoming games.

“That said, I am not impressed with the way we continue to fail to convert chances that come our way.

“I think this is one area that we have to work on soon,” he said. His opposite number, Darlington Dodo, was not impressed.

“I am shocked with the type of football that we witnessed here. A team plays for 15 minutes and then resorts to time wasting for the rest of the 30 minutes and the referees tolerate such. I am shocked and short of words, this is pathetic. Apart from the chances that we failed to bury, the delaying antics by Herentals affected our game plan as it is unbecoming for a coach to resort to such his tactics,” said Dodo.

Teams

Herentals: K Magama, P Chota, C Mavhurume, B Majarira, W Chimbetu, W Kapumha, A Majarira, A Chiwandamidzi, I Benza (Chinobva 62 mins), B Majarira, R Hachiro.

Bulawayo City: T Ndoro, C Ncube, H Ncube, Z Sibanda, E Mudzingwa, T Tavengwa, T Muyendi, I Kutsanzira, T Banda (Nyathi 51 mins), T January (Sibanda 62 mins), I Wadi.

Source: The Sunday News

 

Wednesday, 28 May 2014 00:00

CAPS Utd ………. 0

FC Platinum……. 0

The teenage midfielder Tinotenda Chiunye, from the Aces Youth Soccer Academy, cast a spell on this Castle Lager Premiership match with his bag of skills which illuminated a contest high on intensity but low on flair at the National Sports Stadium on Friday.

The 19-year-old, with a cultured left foot, was thrown into the fray by CAPS United coach Lloyd Chitembwe in the 51st minute for veteran midfielder Peter “Rio’’ Moyo.

And he justified his inclusion with some fine touches, brilliant ball control and movement as he overshadowed everyone on the field and immediately became a crowd favourite with the Caps United fans.

He refused to be overawed by the occasion of playing in one of the biggest matches on the domestic scene, which never reached the heights that many had expected, and became the star of the show with his brilliance on an afternoon where there were many average performances from both sides.

Whether it was taking on defenders, picking out his teammates or confusing his opponents with his good runs off the ball which kept freeing him from the opposition, Chiunye kept doing the right things.

And such was his impact that the CAPS United fans showered him with notes and coins as they showed their appreciation of his raw talent and the promise it brings to their team.

Chitembwe on Friday said his men needed to be clinical with their finishing in order to turn their fortunes for the better after this goalless draw against defending champions FC Platinum.

Makepekepe have had a slow take-off this year after three successive draws in their opening matches of the season.

This means they have only three points and can be translated to mean they have won one and lost two of their first three matches.

Both teams had decent chances on goal but the Green Machine enjoyed the lion’s share of the exchanges with Brian Muzondiwa and Simba Nhivi, who had a disappointing afternoon, coming close while Soccer Star of the Year Rodwell Chinyengetere was denied by the upright for FC Platinum.

But Chitembwe revealed he was confident his boys will get it right despite the disappointment of being denied their first win this season.

Makepekepe have also drawn against Harare City and Bulawayo Chiefs in previous matches.

“I am sure we have been working very hard and I am very happy with the response that I am getting from these boys. Yeah, we are on the right track as far as I am concerned,’’ he said.

“The good thing is today we had another clean sheet. Those are positives, unfortunately we could not score. But very soon I’m sure we will get it right. We need to be seen winning games. We have every chance to do exactly that.

“But we know this is a very long journey and we have only travelled a short distance, so we are not really worried about that.

“What we should concentrate and focus on is just the performance and I know we will get it right. I am very impressed with what we have achieved so far considering the fact that in December alone we lost almost five key-key players and this is a virtually new team.

“Moses (Muchenje), Phineas (Bamusi), Edmore (Sibanda), (Dominic) Chungwa and Devon (Chafa) are no longer part of the team and when you bring in new players, obviously, it takes a little bit of time to gel. But the positives are there and we are very happy.

“It’s just that our conversion is not as good as the chances we create, which is a let-down but overall I think I’m very impressed.

“We defended very well and I thought we were compact. We didn’t give them many scoring opportunities.’’

Makepekepe started the match at a blistering pace and controlled the flow of the game with some good exchanges in the opening minutes.

Veteran forward Mkhokheli Dube was brought down at the edge of the box and CAPS United goalkeeper Prosper Chigumba was well-positioned to deal with a fine free kick by Farai Madhananga on 20 minutes.

Madhananga was involved moments later when he dispossessed Joel Ngodzo at the centre and made a spirited run before releasing Chinyengetere on the right channel.

However, the midfielder’s low shot was denied by the woodwork with Chigumba beaten.

CAPS United could have taken a deserved lead right on the stroke of half time but goalkeeper Francis Tizayi made one of the best saves seen in domestic football for a long time when he went down and scooped out Muzondiwa’s point-blank header for a corner with Makepekepe supporters already on their feet.

Tizayi was also in the the right position in the 85th minute when he collected a good header by Nhivi from a cross swung from the left by the former Aces Youth Soccer Academy rookie.

FC Platinum coach Lizwe Sweswe was happy with a point picked on the road.

FC Platinum moved to seven points but were dislodged from the top of the table by Ngezi Platinum who maintained a 100 percent record with a win over Dynamos on Thursday.

“We did everything. I think the boys tried their best. “The fact that we were playing away and the fact that in the previous season when FC Platinum came here in Harare they would drop all points to CAPS United, I think the boys did very well by picking a point,” said Sweswe.

Teams

CAPS Utd: P. Chigumba, C. Munzabwa, V. Musarurwa, D. Dauda, S. Makatuka, C. Kamhapa, J. Ngodzo, P. Moyo (T. Chiunye, 51st min), S. Nhivi, J. Zhuwawu, B. Muzondiwa (D. Mukamba, 72nd min)

FC Platinum: F. Tizayi, R. Muduviwa, E. Moyo, G. Bello, K. Moyo, W. Mhango, F. Madhananga, R. Chinyengetere, R. Kutsanzira (N. Tigere, 74th min), M. Dube (A. Eonde, 70th min), A. Sadiki (C. Sibanda, 61th min).

Source: The Herald

Wednesday, 28 May 2014 00:00

 

 

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