DEFUNCT Motor Action director Eric Rosen has rejected a payment plan proposed by Harare giants Dynamos as they seek to settle their long-standing debt which now stands at $16 000 for the transfer of former striker William Kupera from Motor Action in 2009.
The champions said they had written to the Premier Soccer League (PSL) proposing a $1 000 payment plan per month.
“We have written to the PSL stating that we are able to pay $1 000 per month. That is what we can afford in this tough economic environment, but we are paying under protest because the player in question never played for us. He just left us and we are being asked to pay all that money,” complained club chairman Keni Mubaiwa.
PSL chief executive Kenny Ndebele had said they would garnish Dynamos’ $60 000 prize money from the TM Pick ’n’ Pay Challenge Cup after they defeated Bulawayo giants Highlanders 4-1 on Saturday.
Ndebele, however, said they had not seen the letter from Dynamos, but said if both parties agree on a payment plan it would be the best way to settle the debt.
“We have not seen the letter from Dynamos yet, but if the creditor and the debtor agree on a payment plan, it’s the best way in this tough economic environment. Once we receive the letter we will forward it to the relevant parties. But the court order we have is instructing us to withhold any money which they get as prize money,” said Ndebele.
Rosen, however, rejected the payment plan proposal by Dynamos yesterday.
“Dynamos cannot continue to talk about a payment plan because in 2012 they proposed another payment. I have got an email to that effect so it’s too late for them to talk about another payment plan now. If they fail to pay we are going to take the necessary action according to the court order,” said Rosen.
Initially Dynamos owed Motor Action $8 000 for the transfer of Kupera, but the debt ballooned to $16 000 due to interest and legal costs.