Zim Warriors Gets Paltry US$200 Each For Brazil Game
The Warriors have sought audience with Zifa contending that the money is too little for a match of such high magnitude and the huge sums of money realised from gate entry fees but their appeal for more has not been successful.
Zifa are understood to have harvested a net of around US$600 000 from gate entry fees alone not mentioning television rights.
Some of the Warriors told Radio VOP that they were expecting at least a thousand dollars or a figure near there.
A source at Zifa revealed that Chief Executive Officer Henrietta Rushwaya told the players that the US$200 was what the association could afford since Zifa was not in charge of the Zimbabwe Tourism Authourity (ZTA), a statement that was also confirmed bt the Warriors.
The Warriors added that they had also been trying to seek clarification from the ZTA but that too had not been successful as they had been referred back to the football controlling body
The team’s vice captain Zvenyyika Makonese confirmed the players received the paltry US$200, adding that their request for more had fallen on deaf ears.
Makonese said under normal circumstances the captain and his vice and in this case Benjan Mwaruwari and himself hold discussions with Zifa with regards to appearance fees and bonuses but this was not the case this time around as officials from Zifa always claimed to be busy running around organising the match.
The Warriors lost the match 3-0 but had to be content with extra problems after finding themselves without transport to take them back to their hotel after the match.