FORMER Warriors coach Ian Gorowa is threatening to report the country’s football association (Zifa) to Fifa, in a bid to recover money which he claims is owed to him.
Football’s world governing body recently expelled the Warriors from the 2018 World Cup qualifiers as punishment for failing to pay former coach Jose Claudinei Georgini.
Zifa told BBC Sport they “acknowledge” they owe Gorowa money, and are “in the process” of working out a payment plan.
Gorowa was in charge of the Warriors in 2013 but quit the following year after Zimbabwe failed to qualify for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations finals.
He claims he is owed close to $100,000 in salary arrears which he says he has failed to recover despite repeated reminders to Zifa as well as the country’s sports ministry.
Gorowa told BBC Sport from his Johannesburg base that his patience has run out.
“Zifa owes me close to $100,000 due to unpaid dues of eight months. My next action is to go to Fifa because it looks like I have exhausted all channels,” Gorowa said.
“This makes me sick because you can see how Zifa is making frantic efforts to pay off former coaches Valinhos [Jose Claudinei Georgini] and Tom Saintfiet who they owe as well.
“But me nothing; not even an engagement. And to make it worse, these are brothers who treat their fellow brother this way.
Running down local football … Zifa president Cuthbert Dube and CEO Jonathan Mashingaidze