Zimbabwean FA in a money stand-off with Women’s naional team

Zimbabwean FA in a money stand-off with Women’s naional team
Zimbabwe women's national team celebrate

by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Thursday Apr 12, 2018. 13:30

The financial battles between Zimbabwe's national teams and the country’s Football Association continues to make headlines.

In the latest battle the women’s national team continued with their sit-in at the ZIFA Village, demanding their winning bonuses after the Africa Women Cup of Nations qualifiers first round win over Namibia.

The senior women national team beat Namibia 4-0 on aggregate and booked their place in the final qualifying round where they will play Zambia in June.

However, the Herald reports that the players only got transport allowances after the Namibia game on Sunday, with promises that their winning bonuses would be paid in due course.

ZIFA communications and competitions manager, Xolisani Gwesela, said they were working to address the matter.

"I would like to clarify on the issue of $5, it was not their allowances for playing. It's transport reimbursements,” he told The Herald.

“Across ZIFA we have rates which we use, which even councillors, employees and players are paid, so $5 is local allowance for Harare-based players.

"And, it depends, if you are staying outside Harare (it's) $15 or more. So $5 is not allowances for their participation in the first round of the Africa Women Cup of Nations qualifiers.

"Yes, we owe them outstanding allowances. Our accounts department is seized with this matter and these amounts will be paid, not in cash, because we all know what is obtaining in our economy, we don't have cash.

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