Zimbabwe Premier Soccer League’s bad boob job in relegation reversal
The Zimbabwe Football Association’s Assembly resolved this weekend to relegate four teams instead of two from the country’s Premier Soccer League.
The decision is a weird boob job on a situation that has been controversial along.
You see last season, the ZIFA Assembly resolved that two teams would be relegated because Fifa was kinda iffy about a quarter of the league’s participants being kicked out every season. Volatile. We get it.
Then by a couple of weeks ago we still did not know how the playoffs between the four division one regions would take place. There was talk of a high school style knockout tournament (maybe even round robin) over a weekend.
Then there was this.
Essentially what it means is that for a team which fought all season to survive, with the benchmark having been declared, that bare minimum has suddenly changed. That is like an exam paper changing a week before sitting and being told you’re not doing applied mathematics and now we’re having a go at Hungarian philosopher Imre Lakatos thesis of the fallibility of mathematics and its ‘methodology of proofs and refutations’ in its pre-axiomatic stages of development.
It’s weird. A boob job slapped together in some backyard meat spot in Dzivarasekwa.