Trouble is brewing at Nyasa Big Bullets following players demand for their signing-on fees amount to K45 million with an ultimatum of seven days to their leadership or face unspecified action.
One senior player, who opted for anonymity said only two players striker Chiukepo Msowoya and John Lanjesi received their signing-on fees.
The angry and frustrated players summoned the club’s big wigs to a meeting on Tuesday where they expressed dissatisfaction on their welfare.
For instance, the players said they were not happy with late payment of salaries and game bonuses.
It is reported that the team promised the players of their signing-on fees by April, which it failed to honour that pledge.
The players also voiced out their frustrations that some players were favoured, as they received their signing-on fees.
One player said the club also owes them transport money, forcing them to walk from their homes to training.
“I thought they said we have sponsors. Where are they if the club cannot even give us transport money to and from training. Things are not rosy here and if the club will fail to give us our signing-on fees we will take an action,” said the player.
Meanwhile, Nyasa Big Bullets acting general secretary Kelvin Moyo was quoted press that they indeed met the players on Tuesday and said the board was looking into the matter.
Moyo confirmed that the issue of signing-on fees was just one of the concerns the players voiced out.
Nyasa Big Bullets secured a mega sponsorship -a five year K500 million deal with Nyasa Manufacturing Company Limited last year in October.
The signing in ceremony, which took place in Blantyre it was revealed that the sponsorship is classified at K100 million per year.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :