Premiership clubs in the Southern Region believe the matter between Motor Action and the League, which led to the Mighty Bulls losing three points to Caps United, could have been resolved amicably without dragging the name of sponsors — Delta Beverages — into the mud.
Delta is only in its second year of a sponsorship deal through their Castle Lager brand after making a return to football last year.
Eric Rosen, the Motor Action director who is at the centre of the controversy is the PSL board member (marketing).
Hwange said they did not want to comment much on the matter, save to say the name of the league sponsors should not be dragged into the mud.
Club secretary Burzil Dube said: “I don’t want to say much on the matter, but we don’t want to embarrass the sponsor. We do not want to drag the name of the sponsor into the mud.”
Highlanders chairman Peter Dube said it was a sad chapter for football when things happened the way they did when all and sundry thought football was moving in the right direction.
“We have not sat down with anyone and it would be difficult to make an informed comment on the matter. But personally, I feel it is a sad chapter for football, when we thought things were moving in the right direction from last year. The issue could have been resolved amicably in a manner that left everyone happy. We do not need to have hearings of such matters. This was purely administrative,” Dube said.
Chicken Inn chairman Lifa Ncube also felt the matter could have been determined in a cordial manner, saying the only information they had, had been gleaned from the media.
“The only information that we have is from the Press, but something could have been done. They should have tried something better to solve the matter. As far as we are concerned, it was a simple matter,” Ncube said.
Quelaton chairman James Rugwevera said he was of the view the matter could have been resolved in a manner that satisfied all stakeholders.
FC Platinum secretary Philemon Muvengwa said: “It would be difficult for us to make a comment on that issue.”
Shabanie Mine secretary Elias Marufu also said they would not make any comment on the issue until they were made aware of the issues at stake and juxtaposed them with the PSL rules