Kenneth Mhlophe

PSL sets AGM date

Raymond Jaravaza
THE Premier Soccer League will on 3 March hold its Annual General Meeting (AGM) where the contentious issue of elections to choose a substantive leadership will likely be ironed out.

It’s more than a year since Peter Dube — the then PSL chairman — was suspended by Zifa and the domestic league has been operating without a substantive leader.

Dube, at the time Highlanders chairman, was suspended in November 2016 by Philip Chiyangwa over a litany of charges among them accusations of unlawfully interrupting formal proceedings during a Zifa congress.

Allegations of attempting to incite chaos by urging PSL clubs’ representatives to denounce lawfully made resolutions were also added to the charge sheet.

He was to face disciplinary action while on suspension.

But more than a year after the suspension Dube was never brought before a disciplinary committee to defend himself.

He was subsequently replaced at Highlanders by new chairman Kenneth Mhlophe in Bosso elections that were held last weekend.

While Dube was still on suspension from all football related matters, Dynamos president Kenny Mubaiwa was the emergency committee chairman of the Premier Soccer League.

Ironically, Dube garnered 11 votes against Mubaiwa’s five in the March 2016 elections that propelled the Bulawayo businessman to the PSL leadership only to be suspended later that year.

The PSL sent a circular to its members advising them of the AGM.

“It’s an internal circular that we sent out to clubs advising them of a notice for the Annual General Meeting as dictated by the PSL constitution. But it’s unfortunate that some people are already concluding that elections will be held on that day, which is not the correct position,” said PSL media liaison officer Kudzai Bare.

The local league comprises 14 teams that played in the 2017 season together with the four new sides — Bulawayo Chiefs, Mutare City Rovers, Herentals and Nichrut FC — that qualified into the PSL from Division One.