PSL 2014 season gets underway at the end of March

HARARE - The 2014 Premier Soccer League will get underway at the end of the month with defending champions Dynamos begin their title defence with an away assignment against How Mine, according to the draft released to clubs by the PSL at the weekend.

The Glamour Boys and How Mine had an early start to the season representing the country in the African Champions League and the African Confederation Cup respectively.

Calisto Pasuwa’s men have since been knocked out of Africa’s premier club competition after going down 1-0 to Congolese outfit AS Vita at the weekend while How Mine progressed to the next round.

That means DeMbare and How Mine are likely to kick off their 2014 season with a mid-week fixture since the gold miners will be involved in the Confed Cup.

This year’s fixtures will see the big clash between Highlanders and Dynamos coming during week 12 of the programme.

The Harare derby between two bitter rivals CAPS and Dynamos will come during in week 15.

Makepekepe begin their campaign with a date against newly promoted ZPC Kariba while Bulawayo giants Highlanders visit returnees Chapungu at Ascot.

Last year’s second runners-up Harare City travel to Bulawayo for their first match of the season where they take o Chicken Inn. 

PSL chief executive Kenny Ndebele could not be drawn into confirming the league’s sponsors, although it seemed obvious that Delta Beverages will renew the new partnership deal for the 16-team league.

“We will announce the dates and the full calendar soon. This was a draft which was sent to the clubs,” Ndebele told the Daily News.

“We are running around trying to tie down some deals. The league sponsors, knock-out competitions and other relative information will be announced in due course.”

The PSL is still in negotiations with Delta Beverages to fund the league and also NetOne who previously funded a season's Charity Cup opener set to bankroll the Super Eight Cup after BancABC withdrawn their sponsorship.

Mbada Diamonds remain sponsors of the country's richest 16-team knock-out tourney. Two teams will be relegated at the end of the season following the amendments made to meet Fifa’s requirements.

Fixtures:

Week 1: How Mine v Dynamos, Hwange v Buffaloes, CAPS United v ZPC Kariba, Chapungu v Highlanders, Chicken Inn v Harare City, Chiredzi v FC Platinum, Bantu Rovers v Black Rhinos,  Shabanie Mine v Triangle

Week 2: How Mine v Bantu Rovers, Buffaloes v Chicken Inn, FC Platinum v Hwange, Harare City v CAPS United, Black Rhinos v Chapungu, Triangle v Chiredzi, Dynamos v ZPC Kariba, Highlanders v Shabanie Mine

Week 3: Chapungu v How Mine, CAPS United v Buffaloes, Hwange v Triangle, Chicken Inn v FC Platinum, Chiredzi v Highlanders, Bantu Rovers v Dynamos, ZPC Kariba v Harare City, Shabanie Mine v Black Rhinos

Week 4: How Mine v Shabanie Mine, Buffaloes v ZPC Kariba, Highlanders v Hwange, FC Platinum v CAPS United, Bantu Rovers v Chapungu, Triangle v Chicken Inn, Black Rhinos v Chiredzi, Dynamos v Harare City

Week 5: Chiredzi v How Mine, Harare City v Buffaloes, Hwange v Black Rhinos, Triangle v CAPS United, Dynamos v Chapungu, Chicken Inn v Highlanders, ZPC Kariba v FC Platinum, Shabanie Mine v Bantu Rovers

Week 6: How Mine v Hwange, Dynamos v Buffaloes, CAPS United v Highlanders, Chapungu v Shabanie Mine, Black Rhinos v Chicken Inn, Bantu Rovers v Chiredzi, FC Platinum v Harare City, Triangle v ZPC Kariba

Week 7: Chicken Inn v How Mine, Buffaloes v FC Platinum, Hwange v Bantu Rovers, CAPS United v Black Rhinos, Chiredzi v Chapungu, Shabanie Mine v Dynamos, Harare City v Triangle, ZPC Kariba v Highlanders

Week 8: How Mine v CAPS United, Triangle v Buffaloes, Chapungu v Hwange,  Bantu Rovers v Chicken Inn, Shabanie Mine v Chiredzi, Dynamos v FC Platinum, Highlanders v Harare City, Black Rhinos v ZPC Kariba

Week 9: ZPC Kariba v How Mine, Buffaloes v Highlanders, Hwange v Shabanie Mine, CAPS United v Bantu Rovers, Chicken Inn v Chapungu, Chiredzi v Dynamos, Black Rhinos v Harare City, Triangle v FC Platinum

Week 10: How Mine v Harare City, Chiredzi v Hwange, Chapungu v CAPS United, Shabanie Mine v Chicken Inn, Dynamos v Triangle, Highlanders v FC Platinum, Black Rhinos v Buffaloes, Bantu Rovers v ZPC Kariba

Week 11: Buffaloes v How Mine, Hwange v Dynamos, CAPS United v Shabanie Mine, ZPC Kariba v Chapungu, Chicken Inn v Chiredzi, Harare City v Bantu Rovers, Triangle v Highlanders, FC Platinum v Black Rhinos,

Week 12: How Mine v FC Platinum, Bantu Rovers v Buffaloes, Hwange v Chicken Inn, Chiredzi v CAPS United, Chapungu v Harare City, Dynamos v Highlanders, Black Rhinos v Triangle, Shabanie Mine v ZPC Kariba

Week 13: Triangle v How Mine, Buffaloes v Chapungu, CAPS United v Hwange, Chicken Inn v Dynamos, ZPC Kariba v Chiredzi, Harare City v Shabanie Mine, Highlanders v Black Rhinos, FC Platinum v Bantu Rovers

Week 14: How Mine v Highlanders, Shabanie Mine v Buffaloes,  Chiredzi v Harare City, Chicken Inn v CAPS United, Chapungu v FC Platinum, Dynamos v Black Rhinos, Hwange v ZPC Kariba, Bantu Rovers v Triangle

Week 15: Black Rhinos v How Mine, Buffaloes v Chiredzi,  Harare City v Hwange, CAPS United v Dynamos, Triangle v Chapungu, ZPC Kariba v Chicken Inn, Highlanders v Bantu Rovers, FC Platinum v Shabanie Mine

Comments (3)

Munoda kukaurayisa ka ZPC. Ndoutsintye chaihwo uhwu. They will be left without any confidence after loosing the first five matches.

Hero Bhora - 11 March 2014

Even if its a draft Bosso check week 5,6 and 7 are away games consecutively! akwenzi!

Mhlolinyama - 11 March 2014

why is both dynamos and highlanders playing away and home on the same week?

tonderai marime - 11 March 2014

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