League to resolve Hachilensa dispute
Posted: 17 September 2008 Time: 9:30 am
Zambian defender Clive Hachilensa’s immediate future hangs in the balance as Free State-based First Division clubs African Warriors and Carara Kicks are entangled in a contractual dispute over his services.
The dispute, that is now due to be settled in the PSL’s Dispute Resolution Chamber, has delayed Hachilensa’s return to South African football.
He last played for IFK Mariehamn in Finland after leaving Free State Stars.
KickOff.com understands that the case was due to be heard at the PSL last week, but was postponed.
Though in dispute the 29-year-old has continued training with Carara Kicks where he already has his work permit sorted out, but is only waiting to be registered.
However, it is understood that Hachilensa had already agreed terms and signed a pre-contract with Warriors which has prompted the Jabu Khumalo-owned club to take the matter to the authorities.
“Clive signed a pre-contract with us after he agreed on terms, but I suppose he then took our terms to bargain for a new deal with Carara. But the reality is that he signed for us first.
“We even lodged the contract that we have with him with the PSL, who accepted it on the day that we filed it,” says Jabu Khumalo.
KickOff.com reported in July that Hachilensa had signed for Warriors quoting club director Isaac Tshabalala, but two weeks later the player was reported to have signed for Carara Kicks.
“Hachilensa is still training with us as he signed with us, but there is a dispute. So for now we are still waiting the outcome of that dispute which is now with the PSL DRC,” says a Carara Kicks official.
Hachilensa previously captained Free State Stars and is a regular in the Zambian national team where he plays right-back.