Mafu battling to recover P100,000 from Chiefs

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Mafu battling to recover P100,000 from Chiefs

THE SouthernTIMES Mar 19, 2018

    Bakang Mhaladi

    Gaborone – Former Warriors assistant coach, Bongani Mafu is still battling to recover over P100, 000 Botswana side Mochudi Centre Chiefs owes him.   

    Mafu quit the side in a huff at the end of last season, as he had gone for months unpaid. He cited a breach of contract for his departure.

    He engaged the efforts of the Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA) but there has been no joy thus far.

    “I am still waiting. I took the matter up with ZIFA who were supposed to contact their Botswana counterparts. There is slow progress,” Mafu told The Southern Times this week.

    Sources have alleged that some within ZIFA were dragging their feet on the matter at the instruction of the Botswana club.

    “There are few Chiefs’ friends at ZIFA, which is why the case has moved at a slow pace. The Botswana Football Association (BFA) has said it has not received the matter, and you wonder where is the hold-up,” a source close to the developments said.

    Mafu is now contemplating going to Zurich, the FIFA headquarters if there is no immediate solution to his case that has dragged for more than six months.

    BFA spokesperson, Tumo Mpatane, said the association has not received any papers regarding the matter. Instead, he referred inquiries to the Footballers Union of Botswana (FUB).

    FUB secretary general, Kgosana Masaseng confirmed they received Mafu’s papers through their Zimbabwe counterparts, the Footballers Union of Zimbabwe (FUZ).

    Masaseng said they are still waiting for a fresh mandate on the issue from Mafu before they take any step.

    “FUZ forwarded the matter to us. We are now waiting for a fresh instruction from him (Mafu). Chiefs had also indicated that they want to discuss the issue with Mafu first, so we gave them that room,” Masaseng said.

     

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