MORE and more players now believe the 2020 Premier Soccer League (PSL) season is unlikely to go ahead due to the spread of coronavirus (Covid-19).
Matches will have to be played behind closed doors with no fans permitted to attend.
However, in recent weeks the country has experienced a spike in cases as health authorities seem to be failing to cope with the pandemic.
“It’s tricky now and I’m not sure if football will be played this year. It appears the situation is getting worse, the numbers are increasing almost every day,” Dynamos captain Partson Jaure told the Daily News yesterday.
“We will stand guided though by the authorities. As for me, I will not be surprised if the season does not take off this year.”
“Cases are increasing and it’s worrisome. Hope is fading every day. Local transmissions are spiking and it’s not really clear if football will be played this season,” Bamusi told the Daily News.“At the moment, I’m doing light training just to stay in shape ….”
“It’s not looking good judging by the local transmissions that are being recorded,” Jalai said.
“I’m not sure if football can be played under such circumstances.”
Harare City chairperson Alois Masepe said it would be suicidal to start the league next month under these circumstances.
“It’s tricky really. The challenges far outweigh the benefits of starting the league,” Masepe told the Daily News.
“The Covid-19 prevention costs are too high…. Again, I don’t think Zifa have the money to fund the Covid-19 expenses for all the leagues, it’s a tall order.”