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(From Zimbabwe Standard - AAGM)
THE Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) needs to explain why it has problems perennially over inability to pay players their allowances and bonuses.
Zifa draws part of its revenue from sponsorship deals, levies from gate takings, grants from the world soccer governing body, and fees from television rights for screening of regional and continental competitions.
The tie against Nigeria on September 5, 2004 grossed the highest amount ever collected by Zifa yet days just before the departure of the national
squad for Angola for the African Cup of Nations/World Cup qualifying match in Luanda, players threatened to boycott the trip if they were not paid their allowances before departure. The scheduled flight was delayed as a result of an embarrassing stand off at the airport. The impasse was only resolved after a last-minute …