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AT a time when the Dynamos family may have thought the recent financial storm that was threatening the team had calmed, fresh problems struck again, with former Premier Soccer League (PSL) side Motor Action boss Eric Rosen dragging them to court over outstanding fees for William Kupera’s transfer.

The court last month ruled in favour of Rosen, granting the Mighty Bulls owner a second writ of execution that would allow him to attach for the second time Dynamos property, as well as that of PSL, as the custodian of Dynamos, if they fail to abide by the garnish order that was presented to them last week.

They have to settle outstanding transfer fees which were initially pegged at US$8 000 in 2009 but have since ballooned to US$16 000 due to interest and legal fees incurred. Motor Action boss Eric Rosen confirmed he had taken the champions to court in a case that has been ongoing for over five years.

PSL boss Twine Phiri also confirmed the development while Dynamos chairman Keni Mubaiwa acknowledged receipt of the letter.

The PSL will deduct US$16 000 from Dynamos’ funds from gate takings starting from their next home match, which will be against Chiredzi at Rufaro on Wednesday.

PSL has been ordered to come up with a payment plan that will see them deducting money from Dynamos’ earnings, failure of which Rosen has been given the green light to attach property from the association.

The case dates back to 2009 when the then Farai Munetsi-led executive acquired the services of then Motor Action player William Kupera from Mighty Bulls.

The Glamour Boys made part payment and promised to finish off the balance at an agreed time.

DeMbare then got their man who played three games before they sold him to the now defunct Kiglon Bird.

It could not be established how much Dynamos made from the sale of the player.

After getting wind of the news that Kupera had been sold before he got his remaining payment, Rosen took the matter to Zifa where the Player’s Status Committee ruled in his favour, with the courts also siding with him.

Rosen attached DeMbare’s property which was auctioned but the money was not enough, leading to the Motor Action boss taking DeMbare to court demanding the outstanding US$8 000 which he was granted, with interest and legal fees.

The money has now doubled, putting pressure on Dynamos, whose coffers are empty.

Rosen said the matter has been ongoing for years but DeMbare were reluctant to pay.

“The garnish order was granted on July 31 and I am expecting my payment on their first match after the NetOne One Wallet Cup which will be against Chiredzi at home,” Rosen said.

Speaking to Standardsport, Mu-baiwa said PSL had written to them but he had found it unfair.

“Since we came into office, we have been paying outstanding debts that were left behind by the other executive. I think the timing is wrong. Rosen should have raised this with us as soon as we came into office. We could have dealt with this long back,” Mubaiwa said.

He added “As an institution, we will not go anywhere if we continue to have such things pulling us down. From the time that I have been chairman, I have not had any debts. All the players that we have brought in have been paid for. We have been paying debt after debt since we took over. But my question is, where have these people been all this time, only to come now?”

PSL chairman Twine Phiri added his voice saying: “We have to look at an association level, but I cannot make any comments on the issue as it is now in the courts of law and they have already made a ruling.”

Both DeMbare and PSL are set to lose property if the stipulated time lapses without honouring the debt.

Source : Zimbabwe Standard

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