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Rosen alleges racial victimisation

By Colleen Tafireyi

PREMIERSHIP club Motor Action owner Eric Rosen has written to the league advising it about his decision to withdraw from all meetings alleging that he is being racially victimised.

Rosen’s letter, in possession of this paper outlines the problems he claims to be facing from people with Zanu PF inclinations intent on taking over Callies Sports Club in Harare which he acquired three years ago.

“I have decided not to attend the meetings as I have been subjected to personal verbal abuse by various quarters which feel that I am trying to assert my authority over PSL affairs,” he wrote. “I have also been summoned by the CIO from the President’s Office over false allegations of racism and preventing soccer players from pursuing their careers, and in particular Edmore Mufema. I therefore, for the moment would appreciate that our club is excused from the process that requires important decisions on the way forward within PSL.”

In an interview with this paper this week, Rosen said the problem was caused by people with political agendas wanting to take over his club.

“The centre of all these problems is my acquisition of Callies Sports Club,” he said. “There are interested parties who have gone through the political channel seeking to take over my club. I legally took over when the club was in the red and paid all the expenses to renovate it.”

Chris Sambo, the PSL acting secretary general confirmed receiving Rosen’s letters.

“It’s true we are in possession of the letter, which was also read to all clubs at the strategic meeting in Kwekwe,” said Sambo. “We are hoping that their problems will be resolved. We will try to help in any way possible.”

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