More woes for Twine Phiri

HARARE - Beleguered CAPS United director Twine Phiri is set to lose more property belonging to one of his companies as it will be auctioned next Thursday to pay a debt belonging to a local bank.

ZB Financial Holdings Limited successfully sought legal recourse against Phiri after the Premier Soccer League (PSL) boss’ company Twin Con Industrial Air failed to settle the sum of $19 314.25 owed to ZB Financial Holdings Limited.

The matter was heard by High Court Judge Happias Zhou on July 9 this year, who ruled in favour of the bank.

The Deputy Sherriff attached property including a Capri double door refrigerator, wooden cabinet and small wooden desk from Phiri’s company as part of measures to offset the debt.

The property is set to go under the hammer this Thursday.

This is not the first time that Phiri has been dragged to court for failing to settle debts.

Just last month, the Makepekepe major shareholder, who is also a Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) board member, was taken to court by Digitech Brand Communications for failing to settle a debt.

In that case, the Deputy Sherriff also attached a number of office furniture and various other items that was also set to go under the hammer.

With Phiri currently facing mounting legal battles, the spotlight will once again fall on Makepekepe’s   title challenge.

The Green Machine has however, been able to launch a sustained title challenge but the off-field disturbances could dent their chances of catching up with log leaders Dynamos.

With five matches before the season comes to an end, the Green Machine currently sit third on the log table with 45 points four behind log leaders and bitter rivals Dynamos.

Already this season, the Makepekepe camp has been rocked by player revolts at crucial stages that hampered coach Taurai Mangwiro’s plans.

Earlier this season, midfielder Hardlife Zvirekwi refused to board the team bus for the trip to Gweru to face Chapungu in protest over unpaid salaries and bonuses.

The rest of Zvirekwi teammates proceeded with the journey and the team lost 3-0 to the Air Force of Zimbabwe side.

Recently, Makepekepe players refused to travel to Bulawayo for the league encounter against struggling Bantu Rovers in protest over unpaid salaries and bonuses.

In the end, the Harare giants delayed their departure to Bulawayo and only arrived a few hours before kick-off and played out a 0-0 draw.

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