THE Footballers Union of Zimbabwe (FUZ) has through the association’s administrator Vaidah Makotsa penned a strong letter to Castle Lager Premier Soccer League club Bulawayo City asking for Xolisani “Scara” Moyo’s clearance letter sighting breach in contractual terms.
Moyo, a midfield genius who had a stellar 2016 season for City, recently clinched a lucrative two year deal with Ngezi Platinum.
The deal will see the former Chicken Inn and How Mine player get $9 000 per season before other benefits such as winning bonuses.
The letter which was seen by B-Metro Sport is dated 30 December, addressed to Bulawayo on City chairman and copied to Zifa Players Status, Zifa chief executive officer and Premier Soccer League chief executive officer (Zenzo Moyo), reads:
“The Footballers Union of Zimbabwe kindly requests your esteemed office to mutually agree on our member’s request to issue him with a clearance certificate for him to further his career elsewhere. He has written two letters to the club, for the club to remedy his case but he got no response in the matter hence he decided to terminate his contract with immediate effect because of breach in contact that has spun to three months without salary and failure to owner contractual obligation on the signing on fees.”
Makotsa went on to mention that failure by City to grant Moyo his clearance letter will leave the union with no option but to seek redress with the relevant football authorities and the labour court for compensation.
Bulawayo City’s acting chairman Zenzo Moyo said they would respond after the team’s executive meeting sometime this month.
“I heard that FUZ recently wrote a letter to us to that effect. However, I will need to first go through the letter and get the stated facts. We will then respond after our executive meeting.”
The powers that be at Bulawayo City were due to hold their meeting on Wednesday and the club risks a player exodus during the off-season following revelations that the local authority bankrolled club breached their contracts.
Moyo has in the past said the club owed players and were working round the clock to ensure that debts are cleared.
Last season the club boasted of the services of seasoned players that include Mkokheli Dube, Qinani “Chroma” Sibanda, Innocent Kutsanzira, Liberty Chirava, Mthulisi Maphosa, Thomas Chimenya, Ndodana Sibanda, Welcome “Waroowa” Ndiweni, Brighton Dube, and Sipho Ndlovu among others.