PREMIER Soccer League (PSL) chief executive officer Kennedy Ndebele says kickoff dates for the 2013 season will be decided during the annual general meeting (AGM) set for Harare on March 2.
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Premiership clubs will be expected to send two representatives to attend the meeting that would discuss several key issues.
“We are going to have our AGM in Harare on March 2. We are going to use the meeting to go through our activities for the year. We will discuss the build-up to the start of the league. The dates of the start of the league will be confirmed during that meeting,” he said.
The league programme will accommodate the NetOne Charity Shield, BancABC Sup8r, the Mbada Diamonds Cup, the Warriors’ World Cup and the African Nations Championships (Chan) qualifiers, the Cosafa Castle Cup and the returning Zifa Cup — a likely hectic year for clubs.
“The strategic plan of 2013-2016 will hopefully be adopted at the AGM and we will also be looking to see that constitutional amendments made will fall in line with the plan.
“We are also going to look at the amendments to rules and regulations. The rules and regulations have not been amended for some time. There is the broadcasting manual from Supersport and we need to incorporate the broadcasting requirements into the rules and regulations,” he said.
PSL clinched the Supersport deal late last year which saw several games being aired on some of their channels.
He said they would also discuss the financial position of the league and also reconstitute sub-committees.
Meanwhile, the PSL has various programmes lined up before the start of the 2013 season.
Premiership coaches are expected to attend a PSL High Level Refresher Course in Harare for PSL on February 21-25 which will be conducted by top technical director of coaching from Germany, Eric Rutemoller.
Also lined up before the start of the season is a course to be conducted by the Sports Medicine Committee which will feature PSL team doctors and physiotherapists.
The media will converge in the capital for a sportswriters’ workshop, while another course will be for security officers.
The security officers’ course will include the Zimbabwe Republic Police and local authorities on how to deal with issues like hooliganism, missile throwing and event management.
Chief cashiers will also have their workshop on how handle finances.