Reports from the northern region indicate that TNM Super League rookies Embangweni United have fired three players who were leading a training boycott due to unpaid allowances and game bonuses.
Nyasa Times can reveal that Waza Nkhoma, James Mwase and Musakaike Mlenga are the players that have been sacked for being in the forefront asking their teammates not to report for training unless the club paid them their allowances and game bonuses for the last 30 days.
A member of the team’s executive confirmed to Nyasa Times that there is unrest at the club with a training boycott but said only a few players took part in this.
“There is trouble here as some players have boycotted training but we have taken care of the situation and we want to get rid of the ring leaders so that the rest can concentrate on playing the game,” he said.
He says the boycott is unjustifiable since the club had already paid the players their upkeep allowances for July and game bonuses for the last couple of matches.
The official admitted of course that they are yet to pay allowances for the remaining games which are a draw against Wanderers and the win against defending champions Escom United.
According to the source, the Mzimba-based side owes the players around K45, 000 in game bonuses for the two games and this should not cause a boycott.
This development will not be good news for the team ahead of their game against Silver Strikers on Sunday. United are in the drop zone on position 14 with 8 points from 9 games.
Here is the full TNM Super League fixture for this weekend;
Moyale v Silver Strikers
Blue Eagles v Azam Tigers
Mighty Wanderers v Zomba United
Red Lions v Mafco
Embangweni v Silver Strikers
Bullets v Mafco
Civo v Azam Tigers
Zomba United v Blantyre United