Zifa Owe Harare Lawyer Thousands Of Dollars

Maganga confirmed that he is owed large sums of money but said the football federation has asked him to wait as they try to sort out their finances. Manganga says he understands Zifa’s financial situation adding that he is waiting until the promised date of payment.

Sources said Zifa are looking forward to the African Cup of Nations home match against Burundi to raise funds.

The association does not have any income and relies on gate takings from international matches to survive. Last year, the association hiked to $5 from $3 gate entry fees for Warriors matches in order to raise funds for the football body.

Zifa have been surviving from borrowing and also owe its president Cuthbert Dube more than $500 000.

They also owe former national team coach Sunday Chidzambwa $72 000 from his stint as Warriors coach in 2009. Chidzambwa has already taken the association to court.

Ironically, part of the money owed to Maganga was when the Harare legal practitioner was defending the association against the case brought up by Chidzambwa.

Zifa Chief Executive Officer Jonathan Mashingaidze confirmed they owe Manganga a huge sum of money adding that they will pay him when the association is financially stable enough to do so.

He says they have spoken to Manganga and he has agreed to wait for time adding that he in the meantime will continue representing the association should there be a case that needs his attention.

Mashingaidze says they are also hoping that Fifa will honour their promise to bankroll the association this year adding that should that happen earlier then they will settle their debts on time.

Fifa president Joseph Sepp Blatter promised to give Zifa financial assistance during his visit to Zimbabwe when the country hosted the COSAFA Women’s Championships in Harare.