Jairos Tapera has reportedly sued Yadah FC after the Premiership side failed to fulfil their contractual obligations.
Tapera who was coaching the team last season is demanding $74 000 as part of contractual and terminal benefits following his departure under unpleasant circumstances last year.
According to Sunday News, the two parties were set to appear for conciliation at the Labour offices at Makombe Building in Harare on 9 April, but representatives of Walter Magaya-owned Yadah did not turn up, and the labour officer issued a certificate of no settlement.
Tapera’s lawyer Jackson Mpopera said they are now proceeding to file written submissions which will be heard on its merits by the same labour officer.
“Conciliation would have offered us the opportunity to engage with Yadah and possibly come to an agreement but unfortunately they did not turn up and a certificate of no settlement was issued, and now we are heading to the next stage,” he said.
Tapera was sidelined from his duties at the club mid-last year, but Yadah officials later claimed they had earmarked him to head a project in South Africa. Thomas Ruzive took over as head coach and managed to survive relegation.