Zifa property attached over LED Travel & Travel Tours debt

By ZBC Reporter
The Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA) had some of its property removed by the Sheriff of the High Court over a debt to LED Travel and Tours accrued in 2012.
According to a statement by Zifa, the unfortunate development came as a surprise to the Association since the creditor was paid and acknowledged receipt of the payment.
“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,” said the Zifa statement.
ZIFA acknowledged it has a responsibility to pay its creditors although it cannot extinguish the debt overnight.
“We have been working round the clock to ensure that the debt now amounting to millions of dollars, which was accrued over the past 8 years, is serviced. We sympathise with our creditors but we are working on a protracted plan to service the debt,” said the Association.
The statement blamed a cartel fighting to dislodge the current ZIFA leadership and the entire Council for the action.
“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 are targeting funds from FIFA meant for development of football in general. This has completely paralysed ZIFA operations.”
The Asociation reassured partners, sponsors and well-wishers to fight for football until the storm is over and urged creditors to be patient with the Association it embarks on a fruitful engagement plan.
“We also want to call upon the business community to come in and support football. We have declared year 2020 as a year of working for football and we are so hopeful that the storm is coming to an end and football must always be the winner,” read the statement.