Snodia Mikiri, Sports Reporter
The Castle lager Premier Soccer League newly promoted teams are delaying the release of fixtures as they are yet to pay up their affiliation fee, H-Metro can reveal.
From the four promoted teams only Camborne Bullets have paid up their affiliation fee.
Bulawayo City, Tennax and Hwahwa have been given up to Friday to pay up their affiliation dues.
Failure to do so the PSL said they will release the fixtures and start the season without them.
In an interview with H-Metro Sports PSL spokesperson Kudzai Bare said the new-boys are delaying them.
“The fixtures should have been released after our meeting last Friday but we have pending issues that delayed the process.
“The newly promoted teams haven’t paid up their affiliation fee and we have given them up to Friday this week, to pay up. They are not full member of the league as of yet.
“Failure to do so we will release the fixtures without them and they won’t be part of the league,” said Bare.
Bare said the league can start without the trio given they fail to pay up by Friday.
She said the league will start with fewer teams than the traditional 18 teams.
“It is very possible for us to start the league without them because if they fail to pay the affiliation fee there is nothing we can do about that.
“We will just exclude them from the 2020 season. If we will be left with an odd number we will open a stray and add one from the relegated teams.
“If the number is even we will continue like that,” she added.
On the other hand, Herentals fate is yet to be decided.
The Students have been accused of match fixing in their game against Black Rhinos and Bulawayo City.
“Herentals case is in the hands of the appeals committee. Their future will be clear on Thursday this week.
“But for now we have ejected them from attending anything to do with PSL.
“By the 12th this issue would have been resolved and we will have clear picture,” said Bare.