HARARE - The Bob92 Super Cup final has been postponed to a later date after Dynamos pulled out of the tournament in protest over unpaid winners’ purse from last year.
The Glamour Boys were supposed to travel to Bulawayo to take on Highlanders in the first leg at Barbourfields Stadium this afternoon but demanded they be paid $50 000 for winning the tournament in 2015.
Tournament organising committee spokesperson Charles Mabika revealed that they failed to reach a compromise with Dynamos.
“The match has been rescheduled to a later date. We held a meeting with Dynamos and they demanded to be paid their money from last year. At that point we reached an impasse,” Mabika said.
“While we sympathise with them but due to circumstances beyond our control we could not find a solution.”
A last ditch effort to have CAPS United replace DeMbare failed to save the tournament.
“We had roped in CAPS United but we later decided to postpone the final to a later date because last minute adjustments might have deterred the fans from attending,” Mabika said.
“We would like to apologise to all the stakeholders in particular the clubs and the fans who were looking forward to the match.”
Dynamos president Kenni Mubaiwa said: “Yes we are no longer going to Bulawayo to take part in the match. The organisers need to be truthful. If they had asked us to play in the tournament for free, we would have accepted the offer.
“At the end of the day what happens is that when that money does not come, our players would think the executive has dribbled them.
“Right now we have a serious issue dating back from last year when we won the cup and we were supposed to get $50 000 but nothing reached our coffers.
“Our players now suspect we received the money but we did not give them their share. It creates all kind of tension between the executive and the players.”