Trouble is brewing at Masters Security FC following players demand for their game bonuses close to K1 million with an ultimatum of seven days to their management or face unspecified action.
One senior player, who opted not to have his name disclosed, told Nyasa Times each player is being owed K97,500.
“We have stopped training unless they settle our game bonuses. Imagine the club owes us game bonuses for four games,” said the player.
He also said it was unfortunate that they only received their salary for one month only.
“This is not football and we feel enough is enough. We have agreed to stop training unless they give us our money. How are we going to survive without money. We have responsibilities in looking after our families, paying bills,” he said.
Nyasa Times understands that the angry and frustrated players summoned the club’s management to a meeting a few weeks ago on the same issue where they expressed dissatisfaction on their welfare.
“I thought they said we have sponsors. Where are they if the club cannot give us our game bonuses and salary. Things are not rosy here and if the club will fail to give us our money, we will take an action,” said the player.
Masters Security Services FC General Secretary, Zacharia Nyirenda, was quoted in the press in April saying their team is not struggling to take care of their players.
“If people are saying we are not paying players, which salaries are they talking about? We have just signed these players and this will be the first month to give them their salaries, so can we pay the players before signing them?” Nyirenda was quoted in the Daily Times.
The Chipiku Premier Division champions announced a whooping budget of K120 million for this season, sending a message that they mean serious business.
The Lilongwe side was the busiest during the transfer period after signing 22 players such as Robin Ngalande, Bester Phiri, Eneya Banda, Luka Milanzi and Peter Nselema.