Changes on cards as PSL AGM gets underway

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The Premier Soccer League will seek to present a united front today when they meet for their annual general meeting (AGM) in Harare.

The AGM is the culmination of the three strategic planning meeting that began on Wednesday and ended yesterday although it has been overshadowed by behind-the-scenes discussions on the two positions of vice-chairman and board member finance.

Joseph Zulu, the Hwange boss, is the current vice-chairman having replaced former Highlanders leader Themba Ndlela mid last year.

Motor Action director Eric Rosen is holding fort as finance man after Harrison Mbewe was relieved of his duties at Dynamos who had given him the go-ahead to sit on the board.

Zulu was ratified at the last meeting, but some members of the management committee want to push for an election today as they have identified their own candidate, according to normally reliable sources.

Peter Dube, the new Highlanders chairman, has refused to take up the post of board member finance and it is highly likely that FC Platinum chairman Tadson Zhou will get the post as PSL boss tries Twine Phiri tries to balance his team.

The leagues chiefs also want to turn the position of chief executive officer, currently held by Kennedy Ndebele, into a full-time post, based in Harare, which might force the Bulawayo businessman to relinquish the post.

It emerges, from sources, ahead of todays meeting that two PSL members were in Mbabane, Swaziland, to interview the chief executive of the national association Frederick Mngomezulu last month for the same position.

The two members, as reported previously, are also involved in the painstakingly slow negotiations on the PSL-Supersport television rights deal.
Todays AGM will look at the financial reports, the chairmans report and adopt the budget and programme for the 2012 season.

The meeting will also confirm this years major sponsors, Delta Beverages, Mbada Diamonds, BancABC and NetOne.

The 2012-2015 programme of action, which was the main course at the strategic meeting facilitated by veteran sports administrator Dave Mutambara, will also be adopted if the assembly of 15 clubs agrees to it.

The meeting comes barely 48 hours after the 15th team in the PSL, Hardbody, was confirmed to the league following an arbitration process that ended on Wednesday.

The 16th slot is likely to be taken by Harare City who have a pending case against DStv Rangers which will be concluded today by the Northern Region Disciplinary Committee.