More woes for Zifa

HARARE - The troubled Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) woes continued to mount yesterday after the Deputy Sherriff attached more property from the Zifa Village to pay former communications manager Nicky Dhlamini-Moyo.

At the same time, the Warriors also dropped to number 119 on the Fifa Coca Cola World Rankings announced yesterday.

The Warriors were number 109 on the rankings for January and this means they have dropped 12 places down.

Turning to events at the at the Zifa Village, the Deputy Sherriff attached 18 conference tables, 76 chairs, 10 fire extinguishers, a Defy deep freezer, 27 double beds, four wheel barrows, four fans, a kitchen table, three kitchen chairs and a Futon tractor.

Most of the iteams were donated to Zifa by Fifa.

A power generator and two graders that had been part of the writ f execution where, however missing and the Deputy Sherriff could not locate them.

Dhlamini-Moyo said it is not her desire to strip Zifa off all its assets but the prevailing circumstances have left her with no choice.

She claimed that she was unfairly dismissed and approached the Labour Court which ruled in her favour and ordered Zifa to pay her $10 000 compensation.

Zifa, however, ignored the order to pay Dhlamini-Moyo and the compensation package rose close to $100 000.

“Truth of the matter is I don’t want to sell the Zifa stuff. I am not anti-football but (Zifa chief executive officer Jonathan) Mashingaidze needs to keep his promises,” Dhlamini-Moyo said yesterday.

“We have been waiting since last year October but nothing has come through. We had agreed on a payment plan but that was never adhered to. It’s not right.

“My kids love football but they are people in the organisation who need to be professional. People may say I am being irrational by auctioning the Zifa property but no one considers my family.”

This is the second time the Deputy Sherriff has attached Zifa’s property in connection with Dhlamini-Moyo’s case.

Last year, the court bailiffs raided the Zifa headquarters at 53 Livingstone Avenue and the property was auctioned in January.

“The figure hasn’t changed because of the costs that were incurred because the case has taken so long,” said Dhlamini-Moyo.

“We did do a sale before. But not much came out of it because we had waited for Zifa. They had asked us not to sell. So we incurred storage costs, security costs and legal costs because of the delay.

Last week, the Deputy Sherriff visited Zifa president Cuthbert Dube’s Harare home where they intended to attach property in connection with a $281 985 debt owed to Pandhari Lodge.

Meanwhile, the Swaziland Under-23 team has pulled out of their scheduled All Africa Games qualifier against Zimbabwe set for next weekend.

“NFAS hereby kindly, with deep regret, forwards to CAF the withdrawal of her U23 men’s national team (Olympic team) from the All Africa Games Congo 2015 qualifiers and completion,” National Football Association of Swaziland (NFAS) Chief Executive Officer, Frederick Mngomezulu wrote to Caf.

“It has been very difficult to come to this decision given the commitment of the NFAS towards all activities of Caf, including the participation in all Caf competitions but lack of finances (unforeseen) to prepare and honour the forthcoming matches, including all associated expenses, caused for the NFAS to come to this painful decision to withdraw its team.”

Comments (2)

just put zifa under judiciary management

pax - 13 February 2015

Mr Daily news Editor, the are no more deputy sheriffs in Zimbabwe.Their offices were closed down by the Sheriff. THIS was due to lots of malpractices by deputy sheriffs. Therefore, Mr Madagascar is the Sheriff of the high court of zimbabweans and he is solely responsible for all attachments and removals.

chimusoro - 14 February 2015

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