THE Premier Soccer League (PSL) has taken a hard stance on Harare giants Dynamos over the team’s longstanding debt to Motor Action boss Eric Rosen.
BY MICHAEL MADYIRA
PSL says it will garnish Dynamos’ prize money from yesterday’s TM Pick n Pay Challenge Cup to settle the US$16 000 outstanding fees for the 2009 transfer of William Kupera from Motor Action to the Harare giants.
DeMbare owe Motor Action boss Rosen US$16 000 which ballooned from the initial US$8 000 due to interest and legal costs.
The court recently granted Rosen a second writ of execution which was served to the PSL as the curators of Dynamos.
PSL then wrote to DeMbare requesting the club to give them a payment plan flexible to them but they received no response.
The league had also suggested that Dynamos could pay the debt in tranches but the club reportedly snubbed the advice.
“I am not aware of the garnishing order because we never received it from the court. What I know is that it was served to the PSL and not to us,” said Dynamos secretary general Webster Chikengezha.
Chikengezha’s stance on the issue has angered the PSL who have now resorted to take a hard stance on DeMbare.
PSL chief executive officer Kenny Ndebele said they were now moving to safeguard their image and interests since the garnishing order was placed on their desk.
“The PSL is left with no choice in offsetting the Motor Action debt but to garnish the prize money that Dynamos earn from their immediate competition,” said Ndebele.
“Dynamos are not cooperating. They ignored our letter in which we requested a payment plan they are comfortable with.
“We have a court order served to us and our fear now is that the image of PSL will be soiled. There is need to protect our name. We had asked them to pay US$1 000 from the gate takings earned from the Chiredzi FC game but they did not. The problem is that the PSL does not have access to the club’s gate takings, so garnishing their prize money remains the only workable solution.”
The development comes at a time when Dynamos are struggling to pay their players outstanding signing-on fees and winning bonuses.
Dynamos have already had property attached over the Kupera debt but the money recovered was not enough to offset the debt.
Kupera was acquired by the Farai Munetsi-led executive from Motor Action before Dynamos sold the player to the now-defunct Kiglon for an undisclosed fee.
The player had only participated in three games for DeMbare.
Since 2009, Rosen has been struggling to get his money and all his efforts have been in vain.