As the 2017 top flight season gets underway, football fans in Bulawayo have called upon match officials to ensure fairness in the they way they execute their duties.

With the 2017 Premier Soccer League season roaring into life this weekend, the man in the middle and his assistants have come under the microscopic eye of the fans.

Owing to having the final and undisputable say on the decisions made during a match, referees hold the key to destroying the spirit of the game and soccer fans in Bulawayo have called upon referees to exercise responsibility.

The supporters have, however, expressed mixed reactions over proposals to have some of the matches being played at night with others saying it will give supporters flexibility to attend while others felt the country is not yet ready for such a development considering the power challenges.

The 2017 premiership season rolls into life this Saturday with some exciting fixtures set to open the league action which will see defending champions Caps United travelling to Zvishavane for a date against Shabanie Mine.