A travel agency has taken Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA) to court after the football body failed to settle a US$55,000 debt incurred during the 2019 COSAFA Women’s Championship.
ZIFA who is yet to respond to the claim flew 52 people to Port Elizabeth, South Africa for the tournament which ran from July 31 to August 11.
ZimLive.com reports that Travel Genius has approached the High Court after the association ignored several demands to settle the bill.
“First defendant (ZIFA) is in material breach of the agreement in that service was rendered and it has failed to pay the total amount of US$55,164 on the agreed date. Despite several demands, the first defendant has failed, neglected or refused to pay the said amount,” the travel agent’s lawyers said in the summons filed at the court.
ZIFA has been sued several times this year for failing to clear their debts.
In September, a garnishee order was placed on the association’s accounts after a former employee approached the courts, seeking to recover a compensation package of $518,331.81. They were also ordered to pay back US$1,2 million to Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (Potraz) borrowed to send the Warriors to Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon in 2017.
The current total owed by the football body stands at over US$ 8 million.