Tadious Manyepo

FOOTBALLERS Union of Zimbabwe (FUZ) have given ZIFA a 48-hour ultimatum to intervene and resolve Obriel Chirinda’s transfer saga.

Chirinda allegedly signed two contracts with Dynamos and Ngezi Platinum Stars.

The Premier Soccer League even registered Chirinda as a Ngezi player and issued him with a licence.

Dynamos then approached the PSL with documents to prove that Chirinda was their player.

Since then, Chirinda has been grounded, despite training with Takesure Chiragwi’s team.

The Premiership will begin Match Day 8 fixtures this afternoon but there will be no sign of Chirinda, who scored 12 goals last season, and helped Bulawayo Chiefs achieve a mid-table finish.

On Monday, FAZ secretary-general, Wonder Sithole, wrote to ZIFA:

“We are making a follow-up on the matter exactly 20 days after our last communication and nothing has been done and the player’s licence is still being held up by the Premier Soccer League.

“This injustice must be eradicated in our football and I do not know why it takes this long for the association to follow laid down regulations in allowing the player to play for his registered club since no case was reported and again even if there is a dispute because such pending disputes should not stop players from rendering service in accordance with the FIFA RSTP.”

Earleir, PSL CEO Kenny Ndebele had written:

“Obriel Chirinda has two contracts with Dynamos and Ngezi Platinum Stars FC. Further, the player received money from Dynamos FC as per the (attached) affidavit.

“There is no evidence to show that the money was paid back to Dynamos FC.

“We therefore advise the player to regularise his contractual situation before he can be allowed to participate in Premier Soccer League competitions.”

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