Thursday Jan 05, 2017. 14:30
Latest information regarding bonus issues involving the Zimbabwean national team and ZIFA is that they have been resolved.
The News Day website has it that the Warriors got a timely boost ahead of their participation at the 2017 CAF Africa Cup of Nations after ZIFA and sponsors NetOne addressed accommodation and allowance issues on Wednesday.
NetOne executives initially had a meeting with ZIFA president, Philip Chiyangwa, following reports that the football mother body was failing to accommodate the players in decent facilities, sending them to ZIFA Village, which the players felt was substandard.
In the wake of the meeting, Chiyangwa and some executives from the telecoms firm, visited the team during their afternoon training session, where the players were assured that they would be accommodated at a city hotel until they leave for Gabon and that their allowances would be paid.
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“I just wanted to assure them that everything was in order,” Chiyangwa said.
“I told the players that they could choose whatever hotel they want to stay in. Whatever happened when they returned from holiday was not Zifa’s fault, we also had to consult with the sponsors, which we have done and everything is better than before.
“We will have a meeting tomorrow (Friday) over allowances and once that is done, they will be paid. It’s all set for them now to go out there and compete.”
Meanwhile, the report indicates that NetOne announced a $250 000 sponsorship for the Warriors’ Gabon 2017 campaign, which ZIFA said had not been exhausted.
Kalisto Pasuwa and his team will leave the country on Sunday and will camp in Cameroon before they fly to Gabon.