Zifa sued over $4 500 hotel bill


HARARE – Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) has been dragged to court by Selous Hotel for failing to pay a $4 500 accommodation bill.

The case, which is now being settled out of court after being heard at the Harare Civil Court, had seen the hotel moving to recover $4 541, being cost of suit and interest at a prescribed rate of five percent from the football body.

Presiding magistrate Tendai Rusinahama instructed the legal representatives of both parties to file consent papers which show agreements of both parties, which should be presented before the court on Thursday.

It is the State’s case that Zifa approached Selous Hotel intending to secure accommodation for the Congo Under-17 national team, which was in the country for a soccer tournament.

The team was checked into the hotel for a period extending from October 12 to 17 at a cost of $7 341.

Zifa, despite having pledged to clear the debt on October 17 when the Congo team checked out, the failed to make full payment.

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