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PSL warns errant players

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The Premier Soccer League (PSL) executive committee has warned players who sign multiple contracts with different clubs that they risk not being registered with the top-flight league for the forthcoming season.

Acting PSL chief executive officer Kennedy Ndebele on Thursday told NewsDay Sport that some players are ripping off clubs.

“The PSL executive committee is warning players who are signing more than one contract with different clubs that they will not be registered with the league. It has come to the PSL’s attention that there are some players who have been taking advantage of the off-season to make money by signing the said contracts,” the source said.

Ndebele stated that licensed player agents have been asked by the PSL to operate within the Fifa statutes as they go about their deals in player movements and urged the clubs to report all disputes to the league, who will in turn refer them to the Zifa Players’ Status Committee.

“The executive committee appeals to all licensed player agents to operate within the Fifa guidelines.
“The league has urged clubs to refer disputes to the League in the first instance.

“If the matter is not resolved it will be referred to the status committee although some cases have been referred directly to them,” Ndebele said.

The PSL has also extended its invitation to the Footballers Union of Zimbabwe to discuss issues related to such circumstances.

There has been a lot of euphoria amongst the players before the start of the 2011 Premiership, with a number of players being linked to several clubs especially cash-rich Platinum FC.

FC Platinum have grabbed most of the sought-after players, including Soccer Star of the Year Charles Sibanda.

The PSL window period closes on March 31.

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