Marere sues Dynamos

HARARE - Premiership champions Dynamos could be headed for a legal showdown with former striker Benjamin Marere who is demanding his outstanding signing on fees.

Marere, through his lawyers, is demanding $5 000 from the Glamour Boys being the arrears he claims emanate from his signing on fees when he joined the club. 

The player, whose contract with Dynamos expired in July, 2014, wrote a letter to the club’s secretary-general Webster Chikengezha in November last year. However, the reigning champions did not respond to the letter.

Marere’s lawyer Frank Nyangani from Nyangani Law Chambers told the Daily News that he was in the process of filing summons against Dynamos.

He said the move was prompted by Dynamos’ failure to respond to his client’s request.

“Our client instructs us that he signed a contract of employment with you (Dynamos) on July 28, 2013, in terms of which our client was to play football for your club. In terms of the written contract, in particular clause 4 thereof, our client was to get a signing on fee of $5 000 in addition to other benefits,” Nyangani said in the letter.

He said Dynamos had negated from the agreement and failed to pay the signing on fees.

“We are therefore instructed to demand as we hereby do, that you pay our client the sum of $5 000 within the next four days, failing which we are instructed to institute legal proceedings for recovery of the same without further notice to you,” he said.

He added that the course of action was not going to be necessary if Dynamos was to comply with his client’s demand.

According to the contract that Marere had with Dynamos, above the $5 000 signing on fee, he was supposed to get transport allowance of $20 per month, a winning bonus of $150 per game and a draw bonus of $50 per game.

Meanwhile, Marere has also written a letter demanding payment of $25 000 from the secretary-general of Highfield United Football Club, owned by Twalumba Holdings.

According to the letter, Marere signed a contract of employment with the football club in January 2011 but was not given the money as had been agreed.

“In terms of the written contract…our client was to get a signing on fee of $25 000 in addition to other benefits,” Nyangani said.

The football club did not respond to the letter, which was written in November last year.

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