Rahman Gumbo drags Zifa to court

BULAWAYO - Former Zimbabwe Warriors coach Rahman Gumbo, has taken his former paymasters, the Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) and its incumbent president Cuthbert Dube to court to recover outstanding dues owed to him.

In his application filed at the Bulawayo High Court, Gumbo seeks to compel the  football  mother body to pay him a total of $74 000.

Gumbo threw in the towel in November 2012 after he increasingly came under pressure after the Warriors’ shock failure to qualify for the African Cup of Nations that took place in South Africa last year.

The matter is yet to be heard and the respondents were instructed that if they wish to oppose the claim or suit they should respond within 10 days after receiving the summons.

The seasoned coach is demanding the amount in question with interest at prescribed rates with effect from March 31 last year to date of payment in full and the cost of the suit.

In the papers in possession of the Daily News, Gumbo claims that Zifa allegedly paid him $36 000 out of the $110 000 they had reportedly agreed to pay him.

In his summons, Gumbo who is also a Zimbabwe Road Traffic Safety ambassador, cited Zifa as the first defendant and its president Cuthbert Dube as the second defendant.

“Upon the plaintiff’s resignation, the first defendant undertook to pay him the total sum of $110 000 by monthly installments of $25 000 on December 7 2012, $30 000 on January 31 2013, $30 000 on February 28 2013 and $25 000 on 31 March 2013,” reads part of the summons.

“The plaintiff accepted the form of payment by the first defendant on November 21 and on the same date the first defendant wrote to the plaintiff acknowledging to be indebted to the plaintiff in the sum of
$110 000.

On November 21 2013 and at second defendant’s Premier Service Medical Aid Society (Psmas) offices, the second defendant made a verbal undertaking to the plaintiff binding himself jointly and severally with the first defendant to pay the said sum of $110 000 to the plaintiff on the above  terms.”

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