PSL or­gan­ises sports work­shop for foot­ball writ­ers

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - Sport - Sikhum­buzo Moyo Se­nior Sports Re­porter

IT will be back to school for foot­ball writ­ers in the coun­try when they at­tend a work­shop or­gan­ised by the Premier Soc­cer League in Harare from to­day up to Fri­day. Also set to at­tend are me­dia of­fi­cers from Pre­mier­ship clubs as the league seeks to broaden the me­dia’s un­der­stand­ing and ad­min­is­tra­tion of foot­ball in Zim­babwe. “The top­ics to be cov­ered are the role of the me­dia in foot­ball devel­op­ment, in­tegrity in sports, club li­cens­ing, foot­ball ad­min­is­tra­tion, qual­i­ties of a good coach, crowd man­age­ment, man­age­ment of com­pe­ti­tions and me­dia op­er­a­tions,” said the Premier Soc­cer League ‘s com­mu­ni­ca­tions and me­dia li­ai­son of­fi­cer Kudzai Bare.

Some of the ob­jec­tives of the work­shop, ac­cord­ing to Bare, in­clude un­der­stand­ing the rules and reg­u­la­tions govern­ing the ad­min­is­tra­tion and man­age­ment of foot­ball in Zim­babwe, analysing the laws of the game, pro­mot­ing the devel­op­ment of foot­ball as well as ex­plor­ing the re­la­tion­ship be­tween foot­ball clubs and me­dia.

“We also want to share ideas and get feed­back from the me­dia as well as en­cour­age the spirit of fair­play,” said Bare.

Me­dia prac­ti­tion­ers from Bu­l­awayo who will take part in the three-day work­shop in­clude SFM Ra­dio’s Si­bongu­musa Dlodlo, Star FM’s Muzi­wethu Hadebe, Al­pha Me­dia Hold­ings’ For­tune Mbele, the Sun­day News duo of Mehluli Sibanda and Ngqwele Dube, Fun­gai Mud­erere of B-Metro and Chron­i­cle’s Ricky Zililo and Sikhum­buzo Moyo.

The eight are also mem­bers of the Soc­cer Stars of the Year se­lec­tion panel.

For­mer Caps United and Harare City coach and now Zifa tech­ni­cal di­rec­tor Tau­rai Mang­wiro, a trained teacher, will be the fa­cil­i­ta­tor to­gether with re­tired ref­er­ees Wil­fred Mukuna, Brighton Mudza­miri and uni­ver­sity lec­turer Ly­ton Ncube.

Ly­ton Ncube

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