Silver’s faltering title campaign hit by players un-paid dues

Silver Strikers FC has suffered another significant blow to their TNM Super League title ambitions following the revelations that the club owes the players game bonuses and some together with their signing on fees, Nyasa Times understands.

Silver players:  The not so happy ones
Silver players: The not so happy ones

As of Wednesday 23 November 2016, the club was yet to pay the players their game bonuses for three games including a quarterfinal Fisd Challenge Cup mach agains Dwangwa United.

Nyasa Times investigations reveals that only three players received their sifning on fees namely captain Lucky Malata, former Mighty Beforward Wanderers midfielder Timothy Chitedze and long serving member Blessings Tembo.

The Bankers have been outstanding in the league this season until mid in the second round as they struggle to recapture some of their first round and early second round performances.

They were not given a chance at the beginning of the season with their new and youthful squad but ended up unveiling great talent in the name of Duncan Nyoni, Matthews Sibale, Binwell Katinji, Thusso Paipi just to mention afew.

A well placed  source inside Silver Strikers camp confirmed in an that all is not rosy in the team.

“There are several things that are happening in the team that has angered the players. One is the issue of signing on fees, only few received their money while others are just been given some lttle cash secretely just to shut them up,” said the source.

“The coming in of Green Harawa is also another issue that has caused stir. The locals have given up their commitment they are saying they did their part in fighting for championship and now it is the turn of players who were in Mozambique to do their part,” he added.

According to the source, if the problems are not rectified fast, Silver is likely to finish the season without any silverware.

But Club General Secretary Thabo Chakaka Nyirenda recently refuted reports that there are internal wrangles in their camp and told Nyasa Times that ‘there is harmony at Silver Strikers’ and the rumours are being spread by detractors.

Silver have now dropped to fifth position on the 16 member log table with 43 points from 24 games.

Kamuzu Barracks have moved to the top after beating the Bankers 4-2 at the Civo Stadium on Wednesday.

The soldiers have 46 points from 25 ganes followed by Nyasa Big Bullets and Blue Eagles on second and third positions apiece with 45 points apiece from 25 and 24 games played respectively.

Eagles stand a chance of dislodging K.B from the top spot if they beat sixth placed Mighty Beforward Wanderers Thursday 24th November 2016 in a game to be played at the Nankhaka ground.

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