Twine Phiri: Only PSL Clubs Can Revoke My Services And Not Anyone Else…

Current Zimbabwe Premier Soccer League chairman, Twine Phiri has responded to claims that he was no longer eligible to be the top-flight body’s leader following ownership changes at CAPS United.

Newly appointed ZIFA president Phillip Chiyangwa on Tuesday stated that Phiri was no longer PSL chairmen and that elections would have to take place to replace him. Phiri lost control of CAPS United in March this year, when Farai Jere bought 80% shareholding.  Nhamo Tutisani later bought 20% shareholding from Jere in October.

Suspecting that there’s been some misunderstanding, Twine Phiri has stated that they are “guided by the PSL constitution and we will follow the provisions of the constitution“.

I was given the mandate by the Premiership clubs and it’s for four years. Accordingly, it’s only the PSL clubs that can revoke my services and not anyone else,” said Phiri.

CAPS United have written to wrote to the PSL management clarifying that the businessman remained their representative on the league’s board of governors.

Twine Phiri was elected PSL Chairman in 2010 and re-elected in 2014. However, on October 3, a unanimous decision was made by the ZIFA councilors to dissolve the entire board (of which Phiri was a member) and hold new elections on 5 December.However, since that day in October, Phiri has still been carrying on his duties diligently and it’s surprising that his position is being brought into question today.

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