Warriors striker Prince Dube’s former school, Somvubu Secondary School’s attempt to get training and education fee compensation from his new club, Azam, of Tanzania may hit a brick wall.
It has emerged that Tanzanian clubs are all under category IV of the FIFA Regulations on the Status and Transfer of Players (RSTP) and therefore exempted from paying that fee.
The categorisation of clubs and or association is done in order to calculate the compensation costs.
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According to Circular number 1726 sent to football associations by FIFA secretary-general Fatma Samoura on July 30 this year, only 17 African countries have clubs outside category IV.
These are Algeria, Burundi, Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Egypt, Gambia, Ghana, Libya, Mali, Morocco, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Sudan, Togo and Tunisia.
This means that had Dube gone to any of the clubs from the 17 countries, then the Bubi district-based school would have been entitled to some compensation.
Clubs under category IV are those whose training investment in players is said to be US$2 000 or below and therefore exempted from paying any compensation fees.
Meanwhile, the National Association of Secondary School Heads (Nash) said it will push the Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA), to come up with a working document that makes it mandatory for local clubs to pay training and education compensation fees, not only to schools but even junior clubs which have always been exploited by bigger clubs.