By Adrian Chikondi
HARARE Premier Soccer League side Herentals FC are doing their best to keep fans occupied in the extended off-season after they won their appeal against demotion from the PSL.
This means the team are now cleared to return to the PSL after the ZIFA Appeals committee ruled there was no merit in the demotion. They also set aside the 10-year ban imposed on team official Oliver Chirenga.
The verdict will doubtless set tongues wagging on the streets.
Outside the courts, the Harare side took centre stage a few weeks ago, making a donation towards the renovation of Barbourfields stadium as part of the renovation effort to get a ban imposed by the Confederation of African Football on the use of local stadia for international matches lifted.
The club pledged to renovate the match officials’ rooms.
A club spokesman Mduduzi Ndlovu said at the time, “We are going to upgrade the changing rooms, toilets, the referees changing rooms including installing air conditioners in the referees rooms.”
Social media went in hard on the club alleging they were bent on a sinister plan by making this donation while they had pending match fixing issues to contend with.
Some users questioned the choice of renovating the match official’s rooms while they are under suspicion of match fixing.
The club retweeted some of the comments. – Zimbabwe Voice
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