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It never rains for Zimbabwe Saints

by Staff reporter
07 Oct 2022 at 05:54hrs | Views
IT never rains but pours for Zimbabwe Saints.

The club has been relegated from the Zifa Southern Region league to Division Two.

Plans to fight for a quick return to Premier Soccer League have effectively been derailed for another few years.

Now reports of financial mismanagement have surfaced at the beleaguered club.

Australian-based sponsor Adrian Mtungwazi through his Adachi Disability Services organisation poured US$30 000 into the club coffers.

He also purchased two housing stands in Upper Rangemore suburb for the construction of houses that will accommodate out of town players.

Responding to inquiries on reports that some of the sponsorship funds were being abused, club board of trustees chairman Vincent Pamire said: "The season is about to end so all transactions will be scrutinised to determine how the funds were used. Talk of financial mismanagement is premature and misdirected."

The sponsorship was meant to pay Saints players winning bonuses.

Sources told B-Metro Sport that in the few games that Saints won, some members of the executive resorted to giving players winning bonuses directly at training to avoid the money being changed into local currency.

Mtungwazi is on record saying he will be back in the country at the end of the year to see for himself how the funds were used.

Source - B-Metro