14 December 2012

Zimbabwe: Zifa Tightens Sanctions On Transfer Fee Evaders

Photo: Confederation of African Football.
Zimbabwe senior soccer team

ZIFA will come hard on clubs which evade paying the 15% transfer commission to the mother body for the sale players.

Zifa chief executive Jonathan Mashingaidze said some clubs have managed to get away without ceding 15% of the transfer fees but the association would now put up certain measures to ensure every club complies with the mother body's statutes.

"We have had clubs playing hide and seek over payment of this commission and some have managed to evade it totally, but we want to make sure that in the next transfer window we get what is due to the association on every deal," said Mashingaidze.

Caps United, Dynamos and Gunners owe Zifa commission fees but disciplinary measures would be instituted for non-compliance in the next transfer window.

The transfer window officially opens on January 2 and closes on March 25 2013, while the mid-season window opens July 1-31.

Clubs are already jostling to conduct business ahead of the next season with players seeking lucrative moves.

The association will demand transfer registers from every club.

The busiest club so far is Dynamos which has a deadline of midnight tomorrow to register its Caf Champions League squad.

DeMbare can still make late registrations but at a penalty of US$500 per player.

Meanwhile, the Zifa board emergency committee will meet Fifa representatives this weekend to apprise them on the Asiagate scandal, the Goal project as well as the proposed grant from the world governing body, among other things.

The committee will meet Ashford mamelodi and Fidelis Banda who are the Fifa development officer and financial consultant respectively for the southern African region .

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