ZRU holds SGM

HARARE - The Zimbabwe Rugby Union (ZRU) will today hold a Special General Meeting (SGM) at their Alexandra Park offices boardroom starting at 2pm.

At least three items have been placed on the agenda of the SGM which Daily News sources described as “going to be explosive.”

The first subject to be discussed will be audited accounts of 2012 and 2013 followed by the approval of the 2015 accounts.

Last on the agenda is the contentious World Rugby U20 Trophy financials.

Zimbabwe hosted the tournament at Harare Sports Club earlier this year and some in the rugby circles believe ZRU did not use the funds from World Rugby properly.

“I fear it may degenerate into chaos because the union wants people to believe that they made a loss of $70 000 when they hosted the World Rugby U20 Trophy when in actual fact all the costs where footed by World Rugby,” said the sources.

“On their part, ZRU never made any meaningful investment, not even renovations on any stadia let alone the construction of new ones.

“All they did with that money was to do a bit of work on the Harare Sports Club changing rooms and nothing more. They have to account for all that money.”

Meanwhile, ZRU will tomorrow host the Rugby Africa Women’s Sevens Championship tournament at the Police Grounds in Harare.

The tournament will see eight teams participating namely South Africa, Zambia, Namibia, Madagascar, Uganda, Tunisia, Senegal and the hosts Zimbabwe.

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