The ZIFA Northern Region Division One has agreed to limit the number of players in the league who are over 25 years of age to allow for the growth of the league which they say is strictly developmental.
Northern Region chairman, Solomon Mugavazi says the annual general meeting held over the weekend saw stakeholders resolving to focus on the development of junior players by limiting the number of experienced players and those aged above 25.
Â â€œWe made several resolutions major among them that no team shall not be allowed to field over five players aged above 25 at any given match to allow for the league to maintain its developmental thrust,â€ said Mugavazi.
He added that the AGM agreed to maintain 18 teams and urged the provinces to take seriously the revival of lower divisions.
Meanwhile, Northern Region champions, Blue Ribbon where officially crowned the champions for 2010 and named the Team of the Year at an award ceremony held at a local hotel in the capital.
Blue Ribbon were handed their trophy plus a US$1 000 cheque winning the ticket into the premiership.
The awards also recognised the effort of striker Tineyi Chitora who was crowned the Top Goal Scorer of the Year after banging in 20 goals for Blue Ribbon.Â