ZIFA clarifies player transfers and contract situation

By Lawrence Trusida
The Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA) has clarified that player transfers which are currently taking place in the country are above board.
The advent of the COVID-19 pandemic caused a delay in the commencement of the football league in Zimbabwe and stakeholders have expressed concern over the situation regarding player contracts.
ZIFA spokesperson Xolisani Gwesela assured fans that all transfers are by mutual agreement between clubs and players involved adding that they are within the guidelines communicated to stakeholders last year.
“Parties are encouraged, where possible to have a mutual agreement that is beneficial to all parties concerned.
“Where an agreement is due to expire at the original end date of the season, such
expiry be extended until the new end date of the season, or alternatively, in the event
that the 2020 season is called off, the end date of the next ensuing season.
“Parties are to abide by the contractual obligations in respect to payment of the agreed salaries, and other payments due to the players during the subsistence of the contract.”
Players have continued to trade clubs even though football is at a standstill and one hopes when the season eventually starts, the usual contractual disputes do not crop up.

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