Grace Chingoma Senior Sports Reporter
ZPC Kariba’s pre-season camp got off to a bad start yesterday, with the players threatening to boycott training after a row erupted between management and the players.
A new leadership at the club appears to have decided against giving what the players had agreed with the old executive.
Players started trooping into Kariba on Sunday night for their camp ahead of the start of the season.
But matters exploded on Monday as the players realised changes had been effected to the agreements they entered with the old leadership. A series of meetings took place yesterday between the players and management, but there was no breakthrough. The players then threatened to boycott the pre-season camp and return home.
However, at about 4pm, there was a breakthrough in the negotiations and the players started training later in the day.
ZESA deputy spokesman Shepherd Mandizvidza said the club was in the process of regularising contracts for the new season and, as far as they were concerned, there were no problems.
“ZPC Football Club is in the process of regularising contracts of its players and officials to have the necessary competitive urge when the 2016 PSL season roars into life,” Mandizvidza said.
“The parties involved are applying due diligence to exhaustively cater for all the relevant aspects and provisions that bind the club and themselves.
“Contract negotiations are still within the relevant parameters as the season has not yet commenced and it is rather too early for any part to digress from that path. Former FC Platinum midfielder Wisdom Mutasa, former Harare City winger Talent Chawapiwa, the former CAPS United duo Godknows Mangani and Takudzwa Mahori and former Kaizer Chiefs defender Lincolin Zvasiya turned out for training yesterday.