Cen­tral Soc­cer League rat­i­fies con­sti­tu­tion

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - Sport - Mid­lands Cor­re­spon­dent

THE Zifa Cen­tral Soc­cer League (CSL) rat­i­fied its con­sti­tu­tion six years after its for­ma­tion dur­ing its mid­sea­son re­view ind­aba held in Shu­rugwi at the week­end.

CSL has been op­er­at­ing un­der a draft con­sti­tu­tion since its for­ma­tion in 2010.

Stan­ley Chapeta, CSL chair­man, said they would now for­ward their con­sti­tu­tion to the coun­try’s foot­ball gov­ern­ing body Zifa for en­dorse­ment.

“We’re pleased to fi­nally an­nounce that the re­gion’s con­sti­tu­tion was rat­i­fied by the as­sem­bly dur­ing our mid-sea­son re­view meet­ing. The con­sti­tu­tion now awaits fi­nal ap­proval by Zifa be­fore it be­comes op­er­a­tional,” said Chapeta.

Apart from rat­i­fy­ing the con­sti­tu­tion, the re­gion’s au­dited ac­counts were also adopted.

The is­sue of poor of­fi­ci­at­ing and lack of spon­sor­ship took cen­tre stage, with the ma­jor­ity of clubs de­mand­ing an­swers.

Dur­ing his elec­tion cam­paign, Chapeta promised that he would se­cure spon­sor­ship for the 2016 CSL cam­paign.

Chapeta, who had promised that spon­sor­ship would be un­veiled dur­ing the mid-sea­son ind­aba, said the spon­sor had sent an apol­ogy.

“The is­sue of spon­sor­ship is still on. The spon­sor had said he would come for the mid-sea­son ind­aba, but he sent an apol­ogy on Fri­day. How­ever, they ad­vised me that they would be in the coun­try this week and we will take up the is­sue and come up with a sub­stan­tive date,” Chapeta said.

“On the is­sue of poor of­fi­ci­at­ing, which all the clubs com­plained about, it was agreed that we take up the mat­ter with the ref­er­ees’ body. We are, how­ever, hope­ful that we will wit­ness bet­ter of­fi­ci­at­ing in the sec­ond half of the sea­son,” he said.

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