This year’s soc­cer sea­son one of the best

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - National News -

EDITOR — As this year’s edi­tion of the Premier Soc­cer League nears its end, it is only fair to ac­knowl­edge those who were be­hind the scenes for such an ex­cit­ing sea­son, which showed a brand of com­pet­i­tive­ness which was elu­sive over the years.

By any mea­sure this sea­son was bet­ter than the pre­vi­ous ones which was dom­i­nated by DeMbare even when they lost key play­ers ev­ery sea­son.

This year teams like Ngezi Plat­inum, Bulawayo City and Harare City proved to be tricky cus­tomers for the big teams in the league, a healthy in­ter­ven­tion.

This re­minds us of the good old days when we had teams like Lan­cashire Steel, Rail­stars, Masvingo United and Sha­banie Mine which used to hum­ble big teams time and again.

I still re­mem­ber in the mid-2000s when Charles Mh­lauri’s Caps United was si­lenced by a min­now team called Kwekwe Ca­bles at the National Sports Stadium.

Those were the golden days of lo­cal soc­cer and I feel we are about to wit­ness their re­vival.

At that time lo­cally based play­ers could eas­ily play in the national team, now we have the likes of Hardlife Zvirekwi com­mand­ing a place in the War­riors.

Ku­dos to the spon­sors, ad­min­is­tra­tion and coaches who made this sea­son a marvel to watch. Ger­ald Khu­malo.

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