Former ZIFA Boss Arrested

vincent_pamire.jpgVincent Pamire HARARE - Former Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA) chairman Vincent Pamire, who was ordered to perform 420 hours of community service for swindling Ziscosteel of USd 222 970 has been arrested after failing to pay back the money.

Pamire was convicted of theft by conversion and sentenced to 420 hours
of community service on condition that he would compensate the Redcliff
based company by the end of last month.

The deadline was subsequently extended to February 26. Prosecutor Obi
Mabahwana said the right course for Pamire would have been to appear
before the court even if he did not have the money.

If Pamire had no money, he should have come and pleaded with the court for time extension to pay restitution.

Facts are that on four separate occasions, Pamire received a totaal of
USd 222 970 from a Ugandan firm Victoria Steel in which he was a
director – to pay Ziscosteel for exported steel but instead pocketed
the foreign currency.

Victoria Steel had bought thousands of tones of steel from Ziscosteel and entrusted Pamire with the payment.

The money was deposited into Pamire;s foreign currency account on the
understanding that he would pass it on to the Redcliff based steelmaker
in settlement of the steel debt. However the controversial Pamire was
also in the news when he contracted his company to do the community
service at Mate dei Maternity Hospital.

Meanwhile Dynamos have gone on a massive recruitment exercise that has seen them land some of the best players in the land.

The popular Harare outfit paraded its new recruits in friendly matches
over the weekend. Topping the list is former CAPS United midfielder
Eddie Mashiri who was part of Moses Chunga’s Dynamos Kidnet of 2004.

Apart from Mashiri Dynamos have also signed exciting Underhill
midfielder Nicholas Arifandika, as the team seeks to regain the league
title they surrendered to Monomotapa.

With the team eyeing the championship and a return to CAF Champions
League De Mbare coach David Mandigora also revealed that they have also
enlisted the services of Tawanda Ushe formerly with relegated Masvingo

There are a host of other exciting young players like Maerciful Ndlovu,
who have been drawn from clubs in the first division whom Mandigora is
likely to also throw into the field come the start of the season.

"The fans are going to see a far much stronger and different Dynamos.
We want to win the league and play again in Africa, so the build up has
to start now," said Mandigora.

The new players are needed as replacements for the departed Justice Majabvi and Edward Sadomba who have moved to foreign clubs.

Dynamos which finished second behind Monomotapa in 2008 has, however,
retained most of the players who were on duty and the country proud by
reaching the semi finals of the Caf Champions League before losing to
Cotonsport of Cameroon. – RadioVop

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