Bullets FC have been paid K3.6 million representing 40 percent of the K9 million TNM Super League Championship on Thursday.
But the despite being paid Bullets players were left raging with fury after the club’s management failure to pay them their outstanding dues from the K9m Super League Championship prize money.
The players were surprised that they were not given their outstanding game bonuses for the last five league games as well as upkeep allowances for the past two months.
One of the senior players who spoke on conditions of anonymity disclosed that they delegated their captain Henry Kabichi and his deputy Sankhani Mkandawire to get a clarification from the executive committee on the issue.
“We only got our prize money and we then sent our captains Henry Kabichi and Sankhani Mkandawire to find out what was happening. The explanation they gave us was not convincing and we pressed to meet the chairperson Kondie Msungama, who later addressed us,” said the players.
“We will be paid but we still feel cheated although Msungama said that they were computing the figures for us to receive the outstanding allowances.”
Bullets General Secretary and Treasurer Henry Gondwe were involved in a ball game when asked on the issue. Harold Fote claimed that he was not aware that the players were not paid.
“Of course the agreement was that we would pay them all their dues alongside the championship prize money cut but if they have not been paid then I am aware of because everything was left in the hands of the Treasurer,” Fote said.
Gondwe he was not present when the players were offered their dues.
However, well placed sources said the team’s executive agreed to prioritise off-setting debts and that players’ dues would be looked into at a later stage.