Darlington Gatsi, Sports Reporter
Women’s Super League boss Barbara Chikosi is adamant that action will resume on June 19 as earlier scheduled.
Just like all other leagues, women’s league was put on ice for the whole of 2020 due to the COvid-19 induced lockdowns and regulations.
Chikosi said Zifa will shoulder the Covid-19 related expenses.
“The League resumption is on the 19th of June 2021. ZIFA is paying for the clubs’ Covid-19 health protocols. The mother body will also fund referees’ fees as well as transport expenses for clubs to fulfil their fixtures,” said Chikosi.
Due to financial constraints, the league has ruled out a mini league tournament.
“The majority of the teams have already paid their affiliation fees to Women football to confirm their participation in the 2021 Super League.
“The league will resume games instead of a tournament competition because we do not have sponsors for women’s football. We are inviting the corporate world and any other individuals who wish to see the girl child excel beyond as they did when the Mighty Warriors featured at the Olympics,” Chikosi added.
On what the league will do to help the country’s representatives in the Women’s CAF Champions League, Black Rhinos prepare, Chikosi said:
“The League is assisting Black Rhinos through friendly matches with teams who were in the top eight of the 2019 League log.”