Zifa Cancells Matches Due To Covid19

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THE Zimbabwe Football Association Central Region has due to Covid 19 infections cancelled three matches including Beitbridge’s Dulibadzimu United FC away game to FC Platinum in Zvishavane.

The match that was expected to be highly explosive was suspended through a letter that also postponed clashes between Zimbabwe Defence Force Air Force side Chapungu FC home to ZDF infantry side Tongogara.

The other match postponed is between Kwekwe United FC and Midlands State University FC that was scheduled for the gold mining town.

In a letter signed by the Zifa Central Region administrator G Nyapomwe the postponement was necessitated by COVID 19 inflictions.  

“The association would like to inform member clubs that the following week 2(two) fixtures that were scheduled to be played on the 18th and 19th December 2021 have been postponed due to players that tested positive for Covid 19,” Nyapomwe said in a letter circulated Friday to the 14 team league.

Dulibadzimu “Duliz” FC is hoping to bring back premier league football to the border town of Beitbridge’s soccer crazy residents.

Duliz interim executive on Friday met with Beitbridge Municipality chief executive Loud Ramagkapola to discuss a number of issues including the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding in which the local authority will help marketing the community team.

“The return of top flight football to Beitbridge is good for the town and business. It is also good for our community and the Municipality should be involved in such activities,” he said.

“New councillors are keen to have these sports. They are not keen on the resolution by their predecessor not to support sport,” he said.

Duliz secretary general, on behalf of ZiFA Central Region, asked the local authority to improve certain areas of the stadium to meet required standards.

The technical area, turnstiles,  pitch surface and pitch protective fence all need attention which Ramagkapola said will be given due attention.

“Next year we will also start construction of a new Stadium on a site close to the Bulawayo Road. We have a reserved place we will build inaaprtnership with the Department of Youth Affairs,” he said.

Dulibadzimu United FC last wake met and beat Vumba Chikwe in a thrilling match in which striker Benedict Sithole scored once in each half.

The team made up of mostly dimunitive players excited the crowd with their “tiki taka” style that saw them walk goal number two into the nets.

Scores of Beitbridge soccer faithfuls had budgeted for the aborted trip to the asbestos town.

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