October 28, 2016

PSL backs Twine Phiri

THE Premier Soccer League has confirmed Twine Phiri as its chairman and their representative in the Zifa executive committee.

In a statement, the league said they would be sending a confirmation letter to Zifa chief executive officer Jonathan Mashingaidze who had earlier written to the PSL seeking clarification on Phiri’s position on the board.

“The Premier Soccer League would like to advise all its stakeholders that Twine Phiri will continue to represent it as its chairman. We acknowledge receipt of a letter from Zifa seeking confirmation of Phiri’s position. We will be sending a letter to Zifa confirming the above,” the PSL statement read.

There was confusion within the football world after Zifa president Philip Chiyangwa ordered the PSL to hold elections to elect a new representative at the association’s first board meeting following elections held last weekend.

Initially Chiyangwa was said to have ordered the elections on the basis that Phiri was no longer the major shareholder at Caps United and the club’s chairman hence could not continue representing the club but vice-president, Omega Sibanda later issued a statement indicating constitutional provisions that had informed their decision to call for elections at both PSL and Zimbabwe Women Football.

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