THE Zifa Southern Region Division One league resumes at the weekend after a long break to allow harmonisation of fixtures after the expulsion of former football giants Zimbabwe Saints and Hwange-based Kabwe Warriors from the league due to financial misdemeanours.
Zimbabwe Saints were expelled from the league after going for four matches without kicking a ball in May due to failure to pay affiliation fees while Kabwe Warriors were found guilty of failing to fulfill fixtures owing to financial constraints.
Zifa Southern Region administrator Augustine Ndlovu yesterday confirmed that the league will resume in full force at the weekend after the long break.
“Only a few games have been played just to allow the teams to be at par and we have had a long break so that the league ends very early.
“The games will begin this weekend,” Ndlovu said yesterday.
When Zimbabwe Saints were given the boot in May, they had only played three matches while Kabwe Warriors had played seven games.
Points accrued from the two clubs have since been deducted and the last match to be played in the league was between Black Boots and ZPC Hwange on August 6 won by Black Boots 1-0.
As it stands, most of the teams have played 13 matches in the league with Black Boots and ZPC Hwange having played 14 each.
Tsholotsho FC, coached by Lizwe Sweswe, rule the roost with 27 points from 13 matches while Hwange-based Technosphere are on position two with 26 points from the same number of games.
Ntabazinduna Prison, coached by Agent Sawu, are on the third spot with 25 points from 13 matches.
Newly-promoted Old Nic Mine and Portland Cement are at the bottom of the log standings with three and eight points respectively from 13 games.