The Bulawayo Women’s Soccer League that had been set to end this month has been forced to spill into next year as a large number of players are engaged in various national team commitments.
The league will now end in February.
Last month the league took a break as most of the players were in camp in Harare with the women’s national soccer team. The Mighty Warriors are set to play an international friendly match against Banyana Banyana of South Africa on December 22 in the capital.
Bulawayo women’s soccer secretary Bhekinkosi Ndlovu confirmed that the league has been forced to suspend matches as some of the players are in Swaziland for the Zone VI games.
“We are currently on a break now. We have some players who have travelled to Swaziland for the Zone VI Games while others are part of the Mighty Warriors squad,” he said.
Ndlovu said about twenty players are part of the Zone VI games team while others are part of the Mighty Warriors, a situation which has led to the postponement of the matches to next year.
“We have cancelled the matches. Teams have about three or four players each who are in national teams.
The league will now end in early February next year.
“We did not want to have other teams getting advantage over the others as some of the players will not be there, that is why we have decided to postpone the matches,” he said.
However, Ndlovu said the cancellation of the league will not affect the start of the 2011 season.
“It is not going to affect us; we will end the season in early February while the league will begin in March,” he added.
Inline Academy and New Orleans are tied at 49 points in 18 matches. Inline top the log standings as they have scored 88 goals while New Orleans have scored 77 goals.
Maton Queens are third in the log standings with 20 points but they have an outstanding match as they have played 17 matches.
Fourth in the log standings are North Rovers, as they have collected 16 points in 18 matches while Mighty Queens follow with 10 points in the same number of matches. Cowdray Park are sixth in the log standings with a paltry four points.
Amazon Academy and Eutropia are rock bottom of the log as they have not played any matches this season.