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Shabanie in financial mess

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RELEGATION threatened Shabanie Mine are battling dire financial constraints which are scuttling preparations for their season decider against Triangle at Gibbo on Sunday.

MUKUDZEI CHINGWERE
SPORTS CORRESPONDENT

The asbestos miners are deep in the relegation zone with only one match left to determine their future.

With 35 points, only a win will be sufficient to preserve their premiership status against Triangle who are also battling to stay afloat.

The sugar cane growers have been accused of getting preferential treatment from match officials and Chiredzi coach Gishon Ntini accused their neighbours of match fixing.

Chiredzi coach Gishon Ntini
Chiredzi coach Gishon Ntini

Money problems at Chinda Boys are derailing their fight against demotion with players threatening not to fulfill the remaining fixture unless their outstanding allowances are paid.

Coach Jairos Tapera told this publication that his charges had been sporadically attending training sessions ahead of the crucial fixture.

“We have not yet prepared for the game, the guys trained yesterday (Wednesday) afternoon and only promised to come back at training if their dues are paid.

“The executive is in a better position to comment if they will meet the demands of the players before the match,” said Tapera.

Meanwhile, the executive was making frantic efforts yesterday afternoon to source for funds and were confident of a break through.

A reliable source within the executive confirmed that money had since been availed, but is yet to be disbursed to the players.

“We now have the money, we will give them (players) money this afternoon and they will definitely continue their training today (yesterday),” said the source.

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