The water supplies were disconnected on Tuesday and the office could not raise enough funds to have the services restored. Sources revealed that Zifa Chief Executive Officer Jonathan Mashingaidze was by close of business on that particular day busy running around trying to find the funds to have the supplies restored but without success
The sources revealed that the Zifa had allowed its bill to run to over a US$1000 and the association ignored countless warnings to pay the amount.
Although Zifa Chief Executive Officer Jonathan Mashingaidze denied that the supplies have been disconnected, a visit to the football headquarters revealed that employees of the association were getting their drinking water from the next building and to relieve themselves.
“ Workers from the City of Harare just came in the morning with their tools and disconnected the water supplies without talking to anyone, ”said the source.
This is not the first time that Zifa have found themselves without basic needs. On a number of occassions telephone and electricity supplies have been disconnected for none payment of services leaving the football body paralysed with no means of communication.
The association has failed to come up with a well oriented fund raising plan and relies on donations and gate takings from international matches involving national teams which of late have been far and in between.
They have also failed to attract any meaningful sponsorship because of the their bad public image and owe many people large sums of money including g former coach Sunday Chidzambwa and current coach Norman Mapeza who has not yet paid his dues for his stint as caretaker coach of the Warriors when he took the team to the African Nations been Championships,
The association, though, could be happy that there is a money spinning game in the horizons as the Warriors face Mali in an African Cup of Nations qualifier on June which is promising to bring at least some bit of cash.