3 clubs to lose points over fees

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - Sport - Ricky Zililo Se­nior Sports Re­porter

THREE out of eight Zifa South­ern Re­gion Di­vi­sion One Soc­cer League clubs will lose points on 3-0 score­lines af­ter fail­ing to pay part of their af­fil­i­a­tion fees or come up with pay­ment plans to set­tle their out­stand­ing bills.

The Zifa South­ern Re­gion is stick­ing to their threat to for­feit points from teams that owe af­fil­i­a­tion fees.

Zifa South­ern Re­gion on Wed­nes­day gave eight teams, ZRP Bu­l­awayo, Ntabazin­duna, ZRP Hwange, Hwange Ju­niors, Vic­to­ria Falls Tigers, Black Boots, Tech­no­sphere and Bosso 90 up to the end of Thurs­day to clear their out­stand­ing af­fil­i­a­tion fees or lose three points on 3-0 score lines for their week­end games.

The teams that failed to pay part of the af­fil­i­a­tion fees or make pay­ment plans are ZRP Hwange, Hwange Ju­niors and Tech­no­sphere.

Bry­ton Ma­lan­d­ule, Zifa South­ern Re­gion board mem­ber re­spon­si­ble for fi­nance, said the as­so­ci­a­tion had ei­ther re­ceived pay­ments or ac­cepted pay­ment plans from Bosso 90, Ntabazin­duna, Vic­to­ria Falls Tigers, ZRP Bu­l­awayo and Black Boots.

“Two matches, the ZRP Hwange ver­sus Hwange Ju­niors and Black Boots against Tech­no­sphere have been can­celled.

“ZRP Hwange, Hwange Ju­niors and Tech­no­sphere will all lose points be­cause they didn’t com­mu­ni­cate or sub­mit pay­ment plans.

“If they miss next week’s games be­cause of non­pay­ment of the af­fil­i­a­tion fees they risk be­ing booted out of the league,” said Ma­lan­d­ule.

First Di­vi­sion af­fil­i­a­tion fees are pegged at $2 500 for old teams with new clubs pay­ing $3 000 and most of the teams owe the league over $1 500.

Ma­lan­d­ule de­fended his board’s de­ci­sion to deduct points from the teams that owe the league.

“Peo­ple should un­der­stand that we’re a board that be­lieves in di­a­logue and foot­ball de­vel­op­ment.

“In a way our de­ci­sion worked be­cause al­most all the teams made some part pay­ments and came up with con­crete plans to pay the bal­ance. Leav­ing those teams to play with­out pay­ing was not fair on those that paid,” said Ma­lan­d­ule.

Mean­while, lead­ers Bantu Rovers will this af­ter­noon play Indlovu Iyany­athela at Lu­veve Sta­dium with sec­ond placed Bu­l­awayo Chiefs tak­ing on ZRP Bu­l­awayo at Fair­bridge.

Rueben Kumpasa, ZRU na­tional women’s de­vel­op­ment man­ager

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