Property belonging to the Zimbabwe Football Association was attached by the Sheriff of the High Court yesterday as the debt ridden soccer governing body struggles to keep its head above the water.
“The Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA) would like to inform all stakeholders that some of our property was removed by the Sheriff of the High Court over a debt to LED Travel and Tours accrued in 2012.
“The unfortunate development came as a surprise to the Association since the creditor was paid and acknowledged receipt of the payment,” said Zifa in a statement.
In an era where political manoeuvres have become the order of the day in Zimbabwean football the authorities at Zifa House appear to view the latest move with suspicion.
“The association is gravely concerned by growing acts of interference and sabotage designed to cripple our operations particularly during periods when we have national teams in camp. This is not the first time that some creditors have targeted the Association’s movable assets and bank accounts when there are national team assignments.
“We are aware of a cartel that is fighting to dislodge the current ZIFA leadership and the entire Council. As the ZIFA Board and Council we will continue to protect football in Zimbabwe and ensure that there is harmony and unity in football. This cartel which has joined hands with some creditors (and) are targeting funds from FIFA meant for development of football in general. This has completely paralysed ZIFA operations,” added the statement.