No Mercy for Muk­wadi

The Sunday Mail (Zimbabwe) - - SPORT - Veron­ica Gwaze

HARARE CITY star Mercy Muk­wadi has been sus­pended by the Net­ball Su­per League side — with­out pay — for al­leged in­dis­ci­pline.

The City Queens goal at­tacker and vice-cap­tain was sus­pended a fort­night ago.

In a let­ter dated Septem­ber 26, 2018 and signed by club chair­per­son Dorothy Maval­wane, Muk­wadi was also ac­cused of caus­ing dishar­mony.

“The Harare City Queens would like to ad­vise you that you have been sus­pended with­out any ben­e­fit or al­lowances with im­me­di­ate ef­fect for al­le­ga­tions of mis­con­duct and caus­ing dishar­mony in the club. You will ap­pear for dis­ci­plinary hear­ing on a date to be ad­vised,” reads part of the later.

But Muk­wadi be­lieves City are treat­ing her un­fairly af­ter serv­ing the club loy­ally for three sea­sons.

“For the three years I have served Harare City Net­ball Queens with all my heart, I have never been is­sued with ei­ther a ver­bal or writ­ten warn­ing,” she said.

“I have been with the club for long enough and I know the rules and reg­u­la­tions; from what I know I breached none of my con­tract terms. It’s un­fair for the club to sus­pend me just like that.”

The fall out be­tween City and Muk­wadi ex­ploded soon af­ter the mu­nic­i­pal out­fit fell 38-45 away to ZRP Mam­bas.

The City vice-cap­tain was ac­cused of fix­ing that game, and al­le­ga­tion the player says is “dev­il­ish”.

“Maybe I had a bad day in of­fice but for peo­ple to come out and sug­gest that I was in­volved in match fix­ing is dev­il­ish. Maybe this is some­thing per­sonal,” she said.

“Just like ev­ery player I wanted to win that game be­cause it was a ti­tle de­cider but things did not go ac­cord­ing to plan.

“If I was not per­form­ing to stan­dard on the day, they should have sim­ply sub­sti­tuted me. Harare City has three shoot­ers, who are equally ex­pe­ri­enced, and the team could have made use of those on the day. Why al­low a per­son you sus­pect to be have fixed the game to play on?”

Mercy Muk­wadi (in green) be­lieves Harare City are treat­ing her un­fairly af­ter serv­ing the club loy­ally for three sea­sons.

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