More woes for Bosso

HARARE - Beleaguered Castle Premiership club Highlanders were yesterday ordered by the Labour Court to pay outstanding sign-on fees to former players Bruce Tshuma and Heritein Masusku.

Bulawayo independent arbitrator Washington Chitima ruled that Bosso still owed Tshuma $5 500 as part of his signing on fees dating back to January 2011.

On top of that, Bosso have also been ordered to purchase a residential stand in a Bulawayo high density area for the defender as stipulated in his contract.

In Masuku’s case, the Bulawayo giants promised to pay the midfielder a signing on fee of $8 000 when he joined the club in March 2012.

The club, however, paid Masuku $2 000 while promising to pay the remainder in instalments during the course of his three-year contract.

Bosso failed to honour their contractual obligations and Chitima ordered the club to pay Masuku the remaining $6 000 within the next 30 days.

Both players were represented by Footballers’ Union of Zimbabwe (Fuz) secretary-general Paul Gundani, who successfully argued before Chitima that the two were owed “contractual benefits” by Highlanders.

At the hearing, Bosso were represented by club secretary Andrew Tapela, who argued that since the two players’ contracts had run out, they were no longer liable to pay. He said the club was “poor” to afford the payments.

This was all shot down by Chitima, who said: “The need to act by respondent arose when the contracts were written and signed. To plead poverty now, in my opinion, is a ploy to further perpetuate an unfair labour practice and should not be condoned.”

This ruling comes hot on the heels of last week’s judgement which saw Highlanders lose a case against their former midfielder Masimba Mambare.

Bosso were ordered to pay Mambare $10 000 in outstanding singing-on fees.

Comments (3)

Highlanders, please be serious don't embarrass us as a community and supporters, draft fair human resources policies that respect national labor laws, where are your getting wrong, stop selfishness "love your neighbor as yourself"

Thabani Ngwenya - 19 December 2014

bosso be serious with others life,give them their money.shy on you.DeMBARE FOR LIFE......

T White - 19 December 2014

Lingababulali, aye lingababulali yehayelele amaschwepes aloya ibosso

jean - 21 December 2014

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