Aces Youth Soccer Academy have revealed that they have not received a single cent from Dynamos Football Club for the services of goalkeeper George Chigova and are in a dilemma as to how best they can get their money from the defending champions.
Chigova joined AYSA in 2007 and his contract with the club expires at the end of next season.
He is currently on a loan at Dynamos, but DeMbare, according to AYSA founder and director Nigel Munyati, have not paid the US$5 000 for the goalkeeper’s services.
Munyati told The Sunday Mail that his club has had all their efforts to force Dynamos to keep their side of the bargain fall on deaf ears.
“We signed the loan deal with Dynamos in February and they said they had no cash before promising to pay us in April, but up to now they have not paid.
“The only way we can force them to pay is to stop them from using the player, but we cannot do that because George is the one whom we would have punished.
“Whenever I call them, they always say that they will pay next week, but, unfortunately, the said next week never arrives. We value the career of the player so much to an extent that we cannot stall his progress because of contractual disagreements,” Munyati said.
Munyati, according to a source close to AYSA, wants the player to use Dynamos as a stepping stone to bigger and more challenging leagues hence he cannot block DeMbare from fielding the former Zimbabwe youth international.
Dynamos chairman Kenny Mubaiwa conceded that Aces had not been paid their dues but was not aware as to what was stopping the payment as his executive had resolved to settle the debt.
“I am not sure why the money has not been paid up to now. We discussed the matter as an executive and agreed that they (Aces) should be given their money.
“I will surely take up the matter with my executive and make sure that we meet our contractual obligations with Aces just as we did with the player himself who has gotten his signing-on fees in full,” Mubaiwa said.
Mubaiwa also denied that his club used a big brother attitude in the transfer market, saying Dynamos do their transfer business as professionally as possible.
The 22-year-old has had a blistering start to life at the blue half of the capital, having stepped into the first team after the departure of reigning Soccer Star of the Year Washington Arubi for Super Diski.
In addition to his commanding presence between the posts, the gangly goalminder has kept a number of clean sheets for DeMbare and has deservedly been called up to the Warriors by coach Rahman Gumbo.
Jojo, as Chigova is fondly referred to by the Dynamos faithful, is a product of the famed Aces Youth Soccer Academy and played in the same team as Warriors stars Khama Billiat, Knowledge Musona, Abbas Amidu and Lincoln “Badra” Zvasiya.