Silver players strike over ‘low pay’ for Be Forward success

Silver Strikers FC players reportedly staged a strike over low  appearance payments during the two day Be Forward  bonanza which took place over the weekend.

The Bankers beat fellow Lilongwe giants Epac F.C 1-0 to emerge champions and went home with a K2 Million prize.

According to Nyasa Times sources, the players were paid K2, 500.00 each as appearance fee for the two days the bonanza was played.

Mafuta Mwale: We will talk to our players

Mafuta Mwale: We will talk to our players

Silver Strikers Club Chairman Macdonald Mafuta Mwale confirmed in an interview with a local radio station [about the strike] but described the issue as a minor.

Mwale lamented that the money was offered by the organizers.

“To our side we will talk to the players so that we can give them extra money for their appearance but this is a sad development.

“It is not only our players who are complaining but also players from other clubs who participated; it is not enough give the players such an amount after playing for two days.” said Mafuta Mwale.

He however also expressed disappointment with how the gate collections were shared to the clubs.

It is reported that over K8 million was realized but the clubs were given only K150, 000.00

“I don’t know the exact figure that was realized but what am hearing is that it is K8 Million plus so it is not own for clubs to be given K150, 000.00 from the gate collections. What I see is that such tournaments are not fair to players” explained Mafuta Mwale.

Reacting to the claims, one of the organizing committee officials Rashid Mtelera distanced Be forward to the claims of being unfair on players.

“We as organizers did not sit down and promise to give the players appearance fee, what we said was that we will only settle for travelling, meal and accommodation expenses

“Some of the players might be speaking out of ignorance they better consult those who were representing their respective clubs during the meetings prior to the bonanza and ask them what we agreed,” Mtelera said.

Through various social media, several players have been complaining about what they call “poor organization” of the just ended bonanza.

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9 thoughts on “Silver players strike over ‘low pay’ for Be Forward success”

  1. Manyowa Ankhuku says:

    Abale Mpaka K2500 too bad

  2. mbolo za gonja ndi Maliseche says:

    from over 8million Mk, 4 teams got 150,000.00 each. d@ means you gost players went away with over 7.4m, and we paid on de gate to watch these teams which there players are eveni failing 2 share the cents you gave. shame on you gost plyers (day thieves)

  3. Ma official a Silver anyamata K2,500.00 akagula chani ? Ndalama imeneyo ndiya short time mu devil street .£

  4. COLBY MAJON says:

    Zomwe mwayamba atsogoleri zomabela mateam dollar ndizaukape inu ngati ndiuphawi musapange choncho maplayer athuwa ndiekuti tikuwaphela sogolo coz K2.500 akadyela chani nanga poti ena pompa ali ndimabanja awo.tieni nkhalidwe lotere lithe tiwakonde maplayer ngati umo mukondera ana anu mukupha mpira choncho nanga.

  5. Kantchowa says:

    Chonde-chonde aganizileni anzanu k2500 ingagule chani pa Malawi.

  6. Soccer says:

    Club officials are a batch of crooked people. BB and Nomads were given k1.2m each for preparations and Silver and Epac k6000,000 each for the same. in football, the truth shall never be known as far as finances are concerned.

  7. opportunist says:

    Kuba anthu oti simusewera ndi Mpira omwe koma kudya money in the name being official .

  8. SOLOMON CHIUTSI says:

    mwaoanjeza akukuakulu,zoona player mungampatse K2,500?ndiye bola azikasewera DWANGWA ESTATE FOOTBALL LEAGUE ku illovo akapeza ndalama zoposela pamenepo,kumangoti ndinu ma BANKER koma lero ndinu ma CASHGATE BANKER.anthu ku VIP amalipila ndalama zochuluka inu mukawapatse ndalama ya fanta basi kuthamanga kose kuja?tulani pasi maudindo musatipatsepo minyama.ndibwino muzikayanganira timu ya chikwawa osati yapamchombo padziko,mulibe khalidwe,agong’oli.

  9. Mbolo Sidwala says:

    I already commented to say angokudyerani masuku pa mutu anthuwa. Perhaps ths should be a lesson to clubs. Za mabonanza sizidzatithandiza kutukula mpira pa Malawi. Where in the world do they bonanza in the middle of the season? Zikukhala ngati ma club officials ndi ma organizers amapezapo cholowa pa mabonanzawa, zikutidabwitsa! From now onwards ndisadzamvenso za bonanza or I will get a court injuction! Cashgate ndi pa ma players omwe abale!

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