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Bulls fail to pay for new players

The Mighty Bulls have enlisted the services of Ocean Mushure, Kudakwashe Musharu, and Tawanda Nyamandwe who were influential in the team’s progress to the first round of the CAF Champions League after beating Cnaps Sport of Madagascar on post match penalties.
However, sources have revealed that the Zimbabwean champions have only managed to pay US$2 000 for each player instead of US$7 000 and owe Monomotapa US$15 000 for use of the players this year only.
The arrangement between the two sides is that the Mighty Bulls pay U$7 000 for each player per year over a three-year period making the total package for the three players for this year US$21 000.
Monomotapa are demanding that they be paid what they are owed before the start of the 2011 Zimbabwe soccer season or they would withdraw the players’ services.
The soccer season, though, delayed because of the Warriors’ participation at the
2011 African Nations Championships where they were eliminated in the first round, is now billed to start on March 5.
Motor Action director Eric Rosen confirmed they have an issue to settle with Monomotapa but said his club was making efforts to ensure that the deal was settled without any problems.
He said just like any other team in the Premiership, his team was also facing some financial problems adding that this has not been helped by the team’s participation in the Champions League which at this stage demands a lot of money.
He said despite this, his club was committed to meeting all its financial obligations including payment for the players whom they have acquired for both the Champions League and the domestic game.
Efforts to get Monomotapa owners Lysius Sibanda or Solomaon Mugavazi for a comment on the matter were fruitless.
The Mighty Bulls have not been sparred from the money problems that have dogged most of the clubs in Zimbabwean football. A few weeks ago, their players boycotted training demanding payment for outstanding bonuses and allowances.
Two of the vital cogs of their 2010 machine Charles Sibanda and Beki Ncube also left the club alleging that they were owed thousands of dollars by the club and have joined big spending Platinum.
Rosen, however, maintained that his team was more focused on doing well in the Champions League and probably go further than the mini league stage and reap the financial rewards to upset their financial woes.
Motor Action will play 1998 champions Asec Mimosas in the first round of the tournament after the Ivorians routed ASC SNIM Cansando of Mauritania 7-0 in their preliminary round match. The match is set for the weekend of 18 to 20 March.     

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