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PSL summon bust, squabbling Chiredzi FC
11/06/2014 00:00:00
by Sports Reporter
 
Meeting aimed at helping save the club ... Kennedy Ndebele
 
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TROUBLED Lowveld Premier Soccer League side Chiredzi FC executive members were summoned to an indaba in the capital in a bid to help them iron out their differences which are threatening to endanger the topflight league.

PSL chief executive Kenny Ndebele said the meeting would also be attended by the Footballers Union of Zimbabwe (FUZ).

Ndebele said the problems affecting the club go back to the issue of club licensing whereby all clubs are required to have full time office bearers including media liaison officers.

The PSL boss said they had noticed that according to the list of names in the executive which they had requested from Chiredzi FC, Chunga was listed as a board member of the club.

Chiredzi FC has also been asked to bring with them their constitution which Ndebele said was a very important document in resolving the issue.

“We have called up the executive of Chiredzi FC to a meeting to try and help them iron out their differences,” said Ndebele.

“The purpose of the meeting is to establish who does what in the club so we have asked them to bring with them their constitution. It is a very important document.

“At the beginning of the year we had asked all clubs to have submitted these documents but the response has not been encouraging.

“A constitution is a founding document and gone are the days when people can just sit down under a tree and say they constitute a club.”

The PSL boss added that Chunga was appearing in the club’s structures as a board member.

“We have noticed from the list of names which have been given to us at our request that Moses Chunga is listed as a board member of the club but it appears as if he took that money as a coach,” Ndebele added.

“Problems like this go back to the issue of club licensing and the constitution. We feel this endangers the league and affects the welfare of players.

“The Footballer’s Union of Zimbabwe is also concerned with the welfare of the players and we have called them to this meeting. This is also the same club which has registered 34 players and is now failing to pay them.”

The lowveld club was thrown into turmoil about two weeks ago after coach Moses “Bambo” Chunga allegedly took $4000 realized from gate takings soon
after their home game against Dynamos at Chishamiso Stadium.



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He claimed he wanted to pay the players their outstanding salaries. It is alleged Chunga did this without the knowledge of the club’s leadership.

On Sunday, he announced he had quit Chiredzi FC following sharp differences with members of the team executive, but on Monday he made a U-turn saying he had decided to stay on as he had unfinished business in Chiredzi.

Chunga said he had been persuaded by the people of Chiredzi not to leave the team. He said he felt it was important for him to see through his project.


 
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