LOCAL clubs have acknowledged that it will be difficult to implement all the recommendations that have been prescribed by the Zifa and PSL Medical Committee to ensure football resumes amidst the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.
Each team should be assigned a designated Covid-19 tester or screener, who should be available at the training facility.
“What is happening is very clear; this will bring more costs to the clubs to add to the more expenses we are already faced with,” Mupfurutsa told the Daily News.“I think we will be able to adhere to all the health guidelines that have been prescribed and put in place the necessary resources permitting; if the money is there, we are very keen to play football.
“We are supposed to get some funds from Zifa but I do not think it will cover all the expenses that we need to meet.
“In terms of personnel, we are a huge institution and we will reassign our staff to some of the new roles that we need to fill; it’s only a matter of training them on what they are supposed to be doing.”
“It is disappointing to note that the committee completed that task way back but refused to release it,” said the official.
“It’s only now that there are upcoming national team and Champions League games in November; they have released the document and it seems they are taking orders from Zifa.
“If they had released the document in August, we would have made inroads — putting in place everything they are asking for; a whole month has been wasted.“We are now running around and there is a huge possibility that most teams will not be able to meet the deadline of September 14 they are talking about.”
“In terms of things like sanitising, disinfecting and thorough cleaning, everything is in order,” Pure Platinum Play spokesperson Chido Chizondo told the Daily News.