Game­cocks chair­man quits

The Herald (Zimbabwe) - - Sport - Paul Mun­dandi Sports Re­porter

CHICKEN Inn chair­man Lifa Ncube has quit his post with the club amid a grow­ing fall­out within the Premier­ship over their board­room bat­tle with ZIFA.

Some hawks within the top-flight league, who in­clude Tri­an­gle chair­man Love­more Matikinyidze, have been push­ing for a show­down with ZIFA by press­ing that their dis­pute with the As­so­ci­a­tion should be heard by the Court for Ar­bi­tra­tion for Sport in Switzer­land.

The ma­jor­ity of the top-flight league’s clubs, led by pow­er­houses Dy­namos, CAPS United, High­landers and FC Plat­inum, have been call­ing for the with­drawal of the case from CAS.

Ncube and Matikinyidze were the two lead­ers who signed a doc­u­ment au­thor- ising the PSL to re­lease $17 000 to pay to CAS for their case to be heard.

DeMbare pres­i­dent, Kenny Mubaiwa, re­fused to sign the doc­u­ment.

The doc­u­ment was signed on Jan­uary 8 but it is un­clear how Ncube, who is in Mau­ri­tius, signed the let­ter.

“It is with a heavy heart that I write to in­form you of my de­ci­sion to re­sign from be­ing the chair­man of Chicken Inn Foot­ball Club with ef­fect from the 31st of Jan­uary 2017,” Ncube said.

“Other com­mit­ments have arisen that hin­der me from com­mit­ting my­self fully to this post. I feel it is im­per­a­tive for me to step down for some­one with more time and en­ergy to de­vote to the po­si­tion.

“I take this op­por­tu­nity to thank my fel­low ex­ec­u­tive com­mit­tee mem­bers, coaches and play­ers, fans and the di­rec­tors of Sim­bisa Brands Lim­ited, for the co-op­er­a­tion ex­tended to me dur­ing my twelve years as the Game­cocks chair­man.

“I take this op­por­tu­nity to wish Chicken Inn Foot­ball Club ev­ery suc­cess in its fu­ture en­deav­ors.”

Ncube guided Chicken Inn to the league ti­tle in 2015.

“I am trav­el­ling a lot and as I speak I am in Mau­ri­tius and I will be here for a while work­ing. I feel we need some­one who will be avail­able ev­ery time

“It’s not about the rel­e­ga­tion and pro­mo­tion is­sue.

“I never signed a doc­u­ment for the re­lease of $17000. I have been out of Zim­babwe and I am not even in the pic­ture of what is hap­pen­ing. Talk to Kenny (Mubaiwa) and if he is not around talk to (PSL chief exc­u­tive) Kenny (Nde­bele).”

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