Rest Mutore, Sports Reporter
PREMIERSHIP new boys Tenax breathed a sigh of relief yesterday after they reinstated into the topflight after settled their affiliation fees.
The Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Service side was kicked out after failing to meet the deadline to confirm their membership for the 2020 season.
They, however, have the Covid-19 outbreak to thank which delayed the start of the season which has since been suspended until further notice.
The Premier Soccer League announced yesterday that the Mutare side has been cleared by the league’s Emergency Committee.
PSL Communication and Media Liaison Officer Kudzai Bare said:
“The Premier Soccer League Emergency Committee has resolved to admit Tenax FC as a member of the Premier Soccer League after the club made full payment of the membership, subscription fees and security deposit,” said Bare in a statement.
This means the 2019 Eastern Region Division One champions are now expected to register players to duty for them in the forthcoming season, whose starting date is yet to be announced due to the coronavirus pandemic.
“The club is expected to submit its player registration documents by 31 March 2020 in preparation for the 2020 Castle Lager PSL season,” added Bare.
It is, however, a different scenario with fellow ZPCS side, Whawha, who are yet to pay their affiliation fee.
H-Metro heard the 2019 Central Region Division One winners have been given until today to confirm their membership.
The affiliation fee for new competitors is pegged at ZWL$208 010 – which comprises of a membership fee of $107 841. 25, security deposit of $51 150 and a subscription fee of $49 018,75.