Tripple B made to wait


Premier Soccer League aspirants Tripple B will have to wait a bit longer to have an audience with Zifa president Cuthbert Dube after yesterdays scheduled meeting was called off at the last minute.

While reasons for the cancellation were not immediately available, Tripple B sponsor Edward Kanyangu confirmed last night that the meeting will not take place at a later stage.

The Beitbridge-based side is involved in a bitter fight with Hardbody for the sole ticket to the Premier Soccer League (PSL) after the Gweru side was handed back the 42 points it had been docked for using an illegally registered player.

The two teams, which belong to the Central Region, have been fighting since last November which culminated in Hardbody losing points for using Tatenda Chingarah who did not have a reverse international clearance certificate (ICC) when he arrived from Namibia.

Zifa also confirmed to NewsDay Sport on Tuesday that the player in question had no reverse ICC, but an appeals committee reinstated the points to Hardbody which led to Tripple Bs appeal at the beginning of this week.

While the case seemed rather straightforward, the decision by the Appeals Committee left a lot to be desired and Tripple B sought audience with Dube to present some damning evidence which they say will damage football in the country.

While NewsDay Sport is not privy to the evidence, sources tell us that certain unnamed persons attempted to extort money from Tripple B with the promise of a ticket into the PSL and had their telephone conversations recorded.