FC Platinum head coach Norman Mapeza has criticised the Premier Soccer League (PSL)’s decision to take only a two-week break this month arguing that a four-week break would have been ideal.
PSL authorities announced on 1 June that the topflight league will take a two-week break after Matchday 17 fixtures played from 3 to 5 June and resume on 25 June 2022.
Speaking to NewsDay Sport after his side had beaten Cranborne Bullets 1-0 in Mutare on Saturday, Mapeza said:
The decision to go on a two-week break does not make sense. What’s the rush? Where are we rushing to? If we break for two weeks then what?
They should have given us the whole of June and then we come back in the first week of July.
Imagine I am giving them (players) a break after this game and they have to come back on the 14th.
The PSL did not give reasons for the break considering that Zimbabwe is currently banned by FIFA from taking part in international football tournaments.
In any case, the two-week break doesn’t necessarily coincide with the FIFA international break which runs from 30 May to 14 June 2022.
FC Platinum won their last four consecutive matches against CAPS United, Yadah, Triangle and Cranborne Bullets.
The platinum miners last tasted defeat against Herentals on 30 April.