CHAPUNGU Football Club are yet to pay their affiliation fees to the Central Region Soccer League as they are still waiting for the outcome of Herentals FC’s appeal to Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa).
The Zifa Appeals Committee is yet to meet and hear the appeal by Herentals.
Herentals argues that they were unjustly expelled from the from the Premier Soccer League (PSL) for taking a case in which they were found guilty of match fixing to the High Court.
The prolonged delay by the Zifa Appeals Committee to deliberate on the issue has left Chapungu in limbo as a decision to expel Herentals from the league could see Chapungu springing back to the topflight.
Zim Morning Post has it on good authority that Chapungu only registered its players but are still to pay the affiliation fees and are awaiting the outcome of Herentals matter before they commit to the lower division.
Should the Zifa Appeals Committee uphold the decision by the PSL, Chapungu will be back in the Premier Soccer League.
Reached for comment Chapungu secretary-general Mkhululi Dube was evasive, only saying “a decision is going to be made after the lockdown.”
The Central Region Soccer League deadline for affiliation and player registration closed on March 31, with seventeen teams having affiliated and the slot set for Chapungu empty.
The Central Region Soccer League is believed to be waiting for the end of the lockdown to deliberate on the matter.