There is growing frustration among some players at Nyasa Big Bullets as the club owes players more than K40 million (about $60 000) in signing on fees which were supposed to be paid before the kick off of the new season.
The club is reportedly persecuting players who are pushing for payment of their signing on fees.
Yet new players signed before the beginning of the season who includea John Lanjesi, Emmanuel Zoya from Civo, Mike Mkwate from Wizards, Ernest Kakhobwe from Azam Tigers, Muhammad Sulumba, George Nyirenda, Amadu Makawa and Kondwani Kumwenda have been paid the signing on fees.
The players refused to grant interview to Nyasa Times, saying according to the club’s code of conduct which they signed, Captain Chiukepo Msowoyais the only player authorised to speak to the media.
Msowoya dismissed the matter as unfounded.
“It is not true to the best of my knowledge,” said Msowoya.
Acting general secretary Kelvin Moyo confirmed owing the players over K40 million in signing on fees but denied selective payment of the signing on fees.
Meanwhile, veteran midfielder Fischer Kondowe on Wednesday told off a disciplinary committee set up to hear a case in which he is being accused of breaching the club’s code of conduct by giving an interview to the media in which he accused some member of the technical committee of trying to ‘finish him off’.
The disciplinary panel, comprising acting general secretary (GS) Kelvin Moyo, technical director Billy Tewesa, assistant coach Mabvuto Lungu and supporters chairperson Stone Mwamadi were left shock shelled when refused to face them, saying they are ones who have a vendetta against him.