Hwange Suspends Three Top Players Over Bonuses

Sources say captain Gerald Ndlovu, Obert Moyo, and Arnold Tshuma, have been suspended indefinitely for their role in the circus, the first such action to happen at the club.

Although club spokesperson Burzil Dube could not be reached to shed light on this development, sources say the players were suspended Monday as the team prepared to leave for South Africa where they will play friendly matches against Orlando Pirates and Platinum Stars.

It has been revealed that the club was straight to the point telling the players that they were not going to get any of the Most Disciplined Club’s prize money as the club had earlier distributed its $26 000 prize for finishing fourth among the players before the Christmas holidays.

This followed demands by the players for a share of the money forcing the club to suspend Ndlovu, Moyo, and Tshuma, who were identified as the ring leaders of the mutiny.

Ndlovu, Moyo, and Tshuma are vital cogs of the Hwange machine and have been registered to play for the club in the Caf Confederations Cup in which the club has been drawn to play Jamhuri of Tanzania in the preliminary round.

The Zimbabwean team will play away from home on February 13 before hosting the Tanzanians at the Colliery two weeks later. The Colliery Stadium is undergoing refurbishments to conform to the standards required by the Confederation of African Football.

Hwange have regrouped for the 2012 season training and are footing their own bill for the tour of South Africa, a clear sign that they are very serious about their Caf Confederations Cup intentions.

Dynamos pulled out of a four team competition in the same country insisting on being sponsored by Mamelodi Sundowns.