Zimbabwe Football Association president Cuthbert Dube has admitted the association owes three former national team coaches outstanding salaries and allowances and said measures were being taken to pay them.
By Our staff
Speaking to this publication in an interview last week, Dube admitted that the association owed former national team coaches Sunday Chidzambwa, Norman Mapeza and Ian Gorowa, for services rendered.
The Zifa boss said they had since applied for a liquor licence to open a bar at the Zifa village and would also undertake trips to China to buy merchandise for sale in order to raise funds to clear the spiralling debts which were crippling 53 Livingstone Avenue, the Zifa Headquarters.
Dube said the association was this week expecting a grant from Fifa but that money was for specific projects, one of which was to upgrade the Zifa offices in Bulawayo.
“We want to spruce up our image and that should start with our house. We know we owe a number of people including our former national team coaches. But we will pay them off,” said Dube.
Zifa have already secured a grant from Fifa to acquire a new head office in Harare.
Standardsport can reliably reveal that the paperwork to purchase the building were signed by the building owner on Friday and what is now left is for Zifa to pay the required money before moving in.
Zifa have been using 53 Livingstone Avenue as its headquarters but the current Zifa board feels the place is haunted to the extent that they want to move out to change their fortunes.