Zifa to blame for Maxaquene woes – AmaZulu


Brain Murandu

ZIMBABWE’S Africa Champions League representatives AmaZulu, might have courted trouble for the second leg tie against Maxaquene of Mozambique after serious complaints by the Mozambicans ove

r the way they were treated in Bulawayo last week.


Anwar Mussaay of Maxaquene’s technical department was unequivocal in registering his team’s displeasure over the treatment they got from Usuthu.


“Don’t make our pain more painful (sic),” he said when IndependentSport caught up with him at Grey’s Inn hotel where the side was booked.


Mussaay promised that “in 15 days we’ll be meeting them (AmaZulu) but don’t expect that we’ll do the same like they did to us here.”


Maxaquene were angry over being denied food upon arrival, being made to sleep on the floor and being denied the right to practise in the match venue before kick-off as stipulated by the Confederation of African Football CAF.

AmaZulu chairman Kennedy Mujuru however absolved his club of blame and heaped responsi-bility on the Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa).


“Zifa informed us that the Mozambicans would leave Maputo at 2pm and arrive here at 6pm so when they arrived at 9pm (on Friday evening) hotel staff had already knocked off and we had to pay for the prepared food,” he fumed.