Nyasa Big Bullets duo of goalkeeper Ernest Kakhobwe and defender Miracle Gabeya have put feet down against signing long-term contracts before the team’s management revises their offers.
Following the development, the two were stopped from training with the team at Kamuzu University of Health Sciences Wednesday.
Bullets is offering the pair K2.5 million each signing-on fee payable in installments with the first payment pegged at K1 million.
Both Kakhobwe and Gabeya confirmed being sent back from training.
Kakhobwe said he would not sign until his wishes were met.
“The coach stopped me from training with the team saying he got instructions from the authorities to chase me away for not signing a new deal. They are offering K2 million for three years payable in K1 million installments. What am I going to do with this money? We depend on signing-on fees to help us do something tangible. I will be training alone to keep fit,” he said.
His teammate Gabeya said he would not relent.
“The amount of money being offered is on the lower side and, being payable in installments, we cannot do something useful with it. As of now I am training at home alone,” he said.
Another player who asked for a revised offer is winger Precious Phiri but he could not be reached for a comment Wednesday.
His manager Medson Msona said he would meet his client to evaluate options.
“We will weigh the options. I don’t want to block his future but I know he deserves the best,” he said.
Both Bullets Chief Executive Officer Suzgo Nyirenda and Chief Administration Officer Officials Albert Chigoga did not pick up our calls.
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