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Friday, 27 October 2017 00:00

Press Release- SuperSport Broadcasting rights

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Following the completion of the 2017 season, the Premier Soccer League (PSL) and SuperSport International (Pty) Ltd have mutually agreed to end the partnership entered into by both parties in 2012.

The five year relationship has been mutually beneficial to the two organisations.

Through its high-quality broadcasting channels, SuperSport has not only enabled PSL to deliver highly entertaining football but it has exposed the Premier Soccer League and its commercial partners to millions of viewers across the African continent.

The partnership has positively transformed local football through financial injection that has helped develop the game of football and benefit local clubs to invest in talent and meet some of their day to day match expenses.

The partnership also provided a platform for local players to showcase their skills to a wider audience, resulting in a number of them moving to Leagues across the region and beyond.

Further, the relationship has capacitated football administrators and media personnel through training and exchange programmes to improve their skills. It also provided employment opportunities for the local crew members.

We trust there will be opportunities to re-engage in future.

Meanwhile, we would like to advise our stakeholders that we will be inviting tenders for the PSL media rights.

Tuesday, 10 January 2017 00:00

Condolence Message- Roy Mazingi

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It is with great sadness that we have learnt of the untimely passing of Chapungu FC player Roy Mazingi.

On behalf of the Premier Soccer League Board of Governors, clubs and staff, we would like to convey our heartfelt condolences to the Mazingi family and friends, Chapungu FC and the entire football fraternity during this difficult time of mourning.

We will always cherish his passion and dedication to football.

May his soul rest in peace.

Wednesday, 28 May 2014 00:00

Press Release- Castle Challenge Cup

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The Castle Challenge Cup between FC Platinum and Harare City FC will be played on Saturday 02 December 2017 at Mandava Stadium at 1500hrs.

The tournament which features the Castle Lager Premier Soccer League winners and the winners of the Chibuku Super Cup has been organised to commemorate the Premier Soccer League’s 25th anniversary.

We urge the participating teams to abide by the tournament’s Rules and Regulations.

Wednesday, 28 May 2014 00:00

Shabanie Mine defeat How Mine

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SHABANIE MINE put up a superb performance to beat How Mine at Luveve Stadium on Sunday  to enhance their survival chances in the Castle Lager Premier Soccer League.

 

The Zvishavane-based side, who went up to 39 points after another mid-week win over Hwange at Maglas and, now need a draw against Yadah to ensure another dance in the top-flight league.

Wellington Taderera scored on the 21st minute for the visitors, following a built-up from a throw-in involving Richard Kawondera.

They held on to that goal with How Mine equalising through Adolf Muganyi five minutes after the break with a volley past goalkeeper Petros Moyo inside the box.

Substitute Kudakwashe Musharu put the gold miners in the lead in the 79th minute after rounding off Shabanie Mine defenders and firing past Moyo from the edge of the box.

But the resilient Shabanie Mine made it two-up eight minutes before the final whistle through Maxwell Murimi with a beautiful curler past goalkeeper Munyaradzi Diya.

With the match seemingly ending in a stalemate, Shabanie Mine’s Bruno Mtigo made a solo run four minutes into optional time and under challenge from two How Mine defenders poked the ball past an advancing Diya to get the crucial win for the visitors.

Source :  News Day

Wednesday, 28 May 2014 00:00

Dynamos edge Chicken Inn

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EVEN if he didn’t win the biggest prize, Lloyd Mutasa feels this was the best ever season in his coaching career after Dynamos finished the term with the most number of wins.

Although DeMbare lost the title to FC Platinum who beat Chapungu at Ascot on Saturday, the Glamour Boys finished the season with 21 wins after Saturday victory over Chicken Inn at National Sports.

Utility player Obey Mwerahari scored after just five minutes of play before Cameroonian import Christian Joel Epoupa endured a painful end to the season when he missed from the spot in the 55th minute.

“It was a great season, my best ever,” declared Mutasa, who is a favourite for the Coach of the Year award.

“Congratulations to Norman Mapeza and FC Platinum, they did a fantastic job in getting two more points ahead of us.”

Mutasa is credited for rebuilding Dynamos from the ashes with largely obscure players, some of whom had been rejected from other clubs, yet he still managed to lift DeMbare to unexpected levels.

Not many gave Dynamos a chance when the season started, with some labelling DeMbare ‘relegation candidates’ after the team’s failure to win in the opening three matches.

Dynamos lost 0-1 to FC Platinum in the opening match, drew 2-2 at Triangle before losing 0-1 to Black Rhinos.

“It was really tough at the beginning, going back to trials, trying to modify the playing personnel but that was the only way to go because of lack of capital.

“To then go on and be as competitive as we did shows you the hard work that was put in. God’s grace was with us as well,” said Mutasa.

The soft spoken gaffer is renowned for building teams from scratch and he proved likewise this season, turning a team that many doubted into a force to reckon with.

“Going back to basics is the key to building a strong base. The other mistake some make is to underestimate what these young boys can do.

“They might fail initially but if you keep doing it over and over again you start seeing hidden talent coming out.

“Sometimes it’s all about instilling a sense of belief in these youngsters,” noted Mutasa.

Among the youthful talent that blossomed at DeMbare this season are Peace Makaha, Cleopas Kapupurika and Romario Matova who played left back in the closing stages of the season.

Mutasa also unearthed the likes of Quality Kangadzi before bringing Godfrey “Marabha” Mukambi to the limelight in the second half of the season.

“We now have the experience and the juniors coming up so we hope to do better next season because being second best is not good enough for this institution.

“We lost points at home in the early stages of the season when we were still trying to get to know each other.”

Given the opportunity, Mutasa would want to continue with his project next season but he knows very well that decision lies with the hard to please Dynamos executive led by president Kenny Mubaiwa.

“For as long as the key stakeholders appreciate what we are doing and the owners are happy, I would love to be here next term,” said Mutasa.

Mubaiwa indicated mid season that winning the title was a bonus. He must be satisfied with the way Mutasa went about his business.

DeMbare went into the final weekend of the season still in with a chance to win the title they last landed when Kallisto Pasuwa was still at the helm in 2014.

An early goal by Mwerahari at the National Sports on Saturday settled the nerves and Dynamos hung on until Brighton Chimene blew the final whistle.

But that was not enough as title rivals FC Platinum did what was required of them and beat Chapungu to become the first team from outside Harare and Bulawayo to lift the championship since 1966.

Source: The Sunday Mail