BY Brian Nkiwane
FORMER Dynamos and FC Platinum midfielder-cum-striker Aleck Marime has been the latest player to be brought before the courts of law for double dealings on the just ended mid-season transfer window.
Marime, who has been singing blues at the Zvishavane-based premiership side, is alleged to have signed contracts with two different Central Region Division One clubs.
The clubs in question are log leaders Triple B and second placed Strikers FC.
In a letter to Central Region leadership, Strikers FC pointed out that Marime signed a contract with them on July 26 and was given his signing on fee for the rest of the season.
The club was then surprised to hear that Marime had already signed another contract with Triple B.
On the other hand, an official from Triple B confirmed that they had already signed the player on July 24 and had also given him his signing on fee but the player had since gone AWOL.
“We are going to handle this case carefully. We do not want to repeat a similar problem that we encountered last season. We are going to call for a meeting between Strikers FC and the player so that we solve this problem amicably. We want to hear from him if he is able to re-imburse one of the clubs or else we will hand him to the police, simple,” the official said.
Central Region acting secretary Stanley Chapeta confirmed receiving the complaint from Strikers FC.
“Zifa has received copies required for registration from both clubs in dispute, but we have not registered the player and we shall not register the player until the dispute is over between the two clubs. Furthermore, it is a criminal case and should be referred to the appropriate authorities.”
BY Brian Nkiwane