THE Premier Soccer League will resume on February 12 after a long holiday which started a few days before the Christmas holiday, and the major talking point in domestic football circles has shifted to the player transfer matrix.
In a statement, PSL announced: “This serves to confirm that the Castle Lager PSL competitions will resume on Saturday, February 12, 2022. Please take note of the following:
“Clubs are required to register all their players and technical officials in order to obtain 2022 licences. The 2021 players and technical officials’ licences expired on December 31, 2021.
“The player registration period opened on January 8, 2022 and shall close on March 31, 2022. The club registration forms must be completed and submitted to our office not later than Friday, January 28, 2022.
“No friendly/practice matches shall be played without clearance from our office. Request for the said matches be submitted at least 72 hours before the date of match.
“Clubs are required to submit stadium lease agreements to our offices not later than January 31, 2022. The invoices for the annual subscription fees will be sent to you in due course.”
Transfer window: Winners and losers
As the 16 top-flight league clubs prepare to resume, player movement from one club to the other has suddenly taken centre stage.
Last Jesi joins Dynamos
A talented midfielder whose challenges have been more off the field than his superb displays on the field of play, Jesi reportedly joined the Harare giants from Al Hilal of Sudan.
If the deal sails through as widely rumoured, it must have been lack of game time that saw the Sakubva-born player moving from Ngezi Platinum where he had been training since his return from a forgettable stint in Sudan.
Nyasha Chintuli joins Manica Diamonds
Probably the best thing to happen to the current Castle Lager Premier League log leaders, the Gem Boys managed to lure the talented striker from Ngezi Platinum.
The desire to play before his home crowd as well as take care of family while working near home must have driven the free scoring top man to join the Mutare side.
Liberty Chakoroma joins Manica Diamonds
Nomadic Liberty Chakoroma eventually agreed to join his home side, Manica Diamonds from Chicken Inn.
His stint in South Africa at Pretoria Callies must have failed to yield the desired financial returns.
Farai Mugumwa joins Manica Diamonds
A big asset for Tenax FC, Mugumwa has joined Manica Diamonds in a move that must have been influenced by the player’s desire to turn out for a competitive outfit.
For the Mutare Premiership outfit, Tenax, releasing both Mugumwa and Chintuli must have been a result of seeking financial returns from the sales.
Collins Dhuwa joins Manica Diamonds
His presence in the Manica Diamonds line up will give coach, Johanisi Nhumwa more options in the strike-force department.
Together with the arrival of Mugumwa will see more competition for a place in the starting line-up.
Tendai Mukono joins Harare City
Tendai Mukono must have felt the pressure to move from Manica Diamonds after falling down the pecking order following the departure of former Manica Diamonds coach, Luke Masomere.
Mukono never enjoyed the usual game time after Masomere left and naturally the player would have wanted to change of environment probable for the better of his career.
Walter Sande at Bosso
Given the rebuilding exercise at Highlanders, the experienced Sande might come in handy to the club’s aspirations if he makes the grade.
The former Dynamos and Black Rhinos midfielder is training with Highlanders hoping to impress the coaches before the local transfer window closes at the end of March.
Sande previously turned out for Dynamos before joining Black Rhinos at the beginning of 2020.
Brian Chikwenya joins Manica Diamonds
His arrival at Manica Diamonds will boost their strength in defence, especially in the right back position where the club has been battling to find a permanent occupant.
He joined Manica Diamonds from Triangle.
Isah Sadiki joins Dynamos from Yadah
Talented Sadiki could be valuable for the Harare giants given the potential he has shown while turning out for lowly Yadah Stars where his talents were evidently crying out for a bigger stage.
Timothy January joins Harare City
While much focus has been on the player exodus at CAPS United, Triangle have also lost a fair share of its players during this transfer window and January is the latest addition to a list of players who have moved from Triangle.
Their coach Taurai Mangwiro has also left for Harare City.
Donald Mudadi joins Harare City
Mudadi is also on the list of players who have moved from Triangle. Whatever is going on in the Lowveld, the club has lost many players and it will interesting to see how they will hold fort when the season resumes.
Tatenda Tumba joins Harare City
Things are not so rosy for the beleaguered former Harare giants, Caps United as they are haunted by financial woes, a development that has seen the club failing to kick-start their training programme barely a fortnight before action commences.
The Green Machine has also been affected by massive player departure over unpaid outstanding allowances and salaries and Tumba appears to the latest on the list of players leaving the once feared Green Machine.