14 December 2017
   
Mnangagwa assassin appears in court
Govt pays for Mugabe Singapore visit
Coup: ‘Soldiers’ rob Chinese man of $90k
Man, aged 83, rapes granddaughter, 14
Tsvangirai still to register for 2018
ED starts journey to key 2018 election
ANC risks split in choosing new leader
Zimdef bosses axed, forensic audit called
MORE NEWS
Makamba back after 17 years in exile
Command agric: Is it really that bad?
MORE BUSINESS
Mogul Russell Simmons accused of rape
Jah Prayzah dreamt about cemetery attack
MORE SHOWBIZ
FC Platinum get tough Africa draw
City, United win as Arsenal drift
MORE SPORTS
Coup: why the China role theory is hollow
Zims duped! It’s about Zanu PF for ever
MORE OPINION
 
Nelson Chamisa on Washington trip
Interview: Gonda Hot Seat with Coltart
MORE COLUMNISTS
 
 
Furious ZIFA chief executive attacks ZBC
24/06/2015 00:00:00
by Sports Reporter
 
Not impressed with ZBC ... Jonathan Mashingaidze
 
RELATED STORIES
Sports Commission probes Zifa chaos
Cashbert strikes, purges coup plotters

ZIMBABWE Football Association (ZIFA) Chief Executive Officer, Jonathan Mashingaidze has reacted angrily to what he termed “malicious distortions” of the association’s confidential creditors’ list and attacks by the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) over the Asiagate match fixing scandal.

Mashingaidze said in a statement in a statement Wednesday: "The Zimbabwe Football Association has noted with dismay, the warpath that the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation has taken against the association.

“The association would like to reject the bogus and false creditors’ list that ZBC has been using to attack the credibility of the association.

“A bona fide creditors’ list was presented to two FIFA missions that were in Zimbabwe and the FIFA delegation never raised eyebrows.

“ZBC claims that ZIFA owes Pandhari Lodge US$232,987.23 when in fact the amount owed to the mentioned creditor was liquidated.”

The CEO added: “It is also important to note that Buymore Private Limited has written off 50% of the initial US$ 876,000 owed by ZIFA and the debt now stands at US$ 438,000.

“The Commercial Bank of Zimbabwe has also stopped charging interest on money that ZIFA owes them and recently, US$ 400,000 was paid to the creditor.

“We will continue to interface and we are seized with the liquidation of these debts as part of our four year plan.

“We are baffled that ZBC continues to attack ZIFA but they are also responsible for the financial crisis at ZIFA since they fail to remit their financial obligations to ZIFA for broadcasting national teams' games.

“The world over, football thrives on revenue from television rights and perimeter advertising and ZIFA will continue working towards realising their dues.”

The ZIFA boss also criticised the public broadcaster for questioning the investigation of the Asiagate Match Fixing Scandal.

"It is also baffling that a ZBC staffer is criticising the Association for investigating the Asiagate match fixing scandal, when the cancerous malpractice is widely condemned and investigated globally.

“The Asiagate match fixing scandal threatened the sacrosanct values of the beautiful game and there was no way the heinous habit could have been thrown under the carpet.

“The ghastly practice had to be investigated. We take great exception to pedestrian analysis of ZIFA's financial situation."



Advertisement


 
Email this to a friend Printable Version Discuss This Story
Share this article:

Digg it

Del.icio.us

Reddit

Newsvine

Nowpublic

Stumbleupon

Face Book

Myspace

Fark

 
 
 
comments powered by Disqus
 
RSS NewsTicker