The Castle Lager Premier Soccer League (PSL) will break for the festive season and resume in February, with postponed matchday three fixtures set to kick off on the 12th.
A number of fixtures were abandoned following COVID-19 outbreaks at several fixtures.
The break will also allow struggling teams to reset and restrategise ahead of the resumption of the league next year.
Teams such as Bulawayo City, Tenax, Highlanders, Cranborne Bullets and Yadah Stars have struggled in the first three games of the season, with each having a single point.
Clubs can also have the opportunity to beef up their squads when the transfer window opens in January.
Bulawayo City coach Philani Ncube conceded that they have been struggling in the league and the focus will be on avoiding relegation. Said Ncube:
Yes, we can say the break came at the right time when my team was struggling but I’m hopeful that we will strategize and reinforce the squad.
I am sure and will always say that our aim is to avoid relegation and that we will achieve despite starting the league at a slow pace.
In a statement announcing the break for the holidays, the PSL said:
This serves to advise that the Castle Lager Premier Soccer League will break for the holidays from Tuesday 21 December 2021.
We will resume with postponed Matchday three fixtures on the 12th 13th of February 2022.
We would like to thank all our stakeholders for their unwavering support during the year.
We urge you to stay safe and continue to abide by the COVID-19 regulations during the holidays.