•BancABC Super Eight tourney scrapped.
THE 2012 edition of the BancABC Super Eight tournament has been scrapped.
BancABC said they had been forced to cancel the event because the 2012 football calendar was much too congested to accommodate the tournament.
The financial institution however, insisted that qualifying teams would each receive US$15,000 as a "goodwill gesture".
Dynamos, FC Platinum, Motor Action, Hwange, Gunners, Caps United, Highlanders and Chicken Inn had qualified for this year's tournament.
In a statement Friday the bank said: "BancABC would like to inform all stakeholders that the annual BancABC Super8r Cup competition will not be held this year.
"This is a result of a congested 2012 season, characterised by national team fixtures, other cup tournaments as well as regular PSL fixtures which has already seen a number of matches being played midweek this season.
"The partnership between BancABC and the Premier Soccer League continues to grow from strength to strength and this decision has been arrived at by both parties in light of the challenges cited above which are beyond anyone's control.
"BancABC will donate US$15 000 to each of the eight 2012 Super 8r Cup competition qualifying teams as a gesture of goodwill and in recognition of their having attained an enviable slot in the Super 8r Cup competition."
Dynamos won the tournament last year, beating city rivals Caps United in the final. Meanwhile, BancABC, which also sponsors Highlanders and Dynamos, insisted that it remains committed to supporting local football.
"BancABC remains committed to supporting the Premier Soccer League and the development of football in Zimbabwe and takes this opportunity to wish all the clubs, players, coaches, fans and other stakeholders a successful end to the 2012 season."
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