Beleaguered Bullets FC Chairman Kondi Msungama paid outstanding allowance to players in a desperate bid to clear the controversy surrounding his failure to honour a promise to sponsor a team to South Africa for training tour.
Msungama paid the players on Monday a total figure of K1.7 million but pushed the responsibility to Trustees to sponsor the team to South Africa.
“I have paid K1.7 million overdue allowances to the players as I had promised because that is a the priority,” Msungama said.
“Since I have paid the players the allowances the trustees should now consider sponsoring the team’s South Africa tour for pre-season,” he said.
Bullets General Secretary Harold Fote said the payment had settled down the dust as the meeting also helped unified the committee members who were heavily divided.
“We have resolved our differences and we will speak with one voice.”
Former captain Fisher Kondowe joined a long list of players who welcomed the chairman’s decision to offer the players a priority over the South African tour.
“I don’t want to be seen commenting over such issues but I can confirm that the chairman has paid us the money on Monday,” Kondowe said.
“I am happy that he has paid that because it would not have made sense to travel to South Africa while the club owes us a lot.”
Bullets Trustees Chairman James Busile said he would discuss with his fellow trustees and the executive committee to see how they could go about the difference.