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TNM Super League relegated side, Civo United’s players have taken their Executive Committee to task over outstanding dues amounting to K15 million.

Civo’s senior players have been boycotting training for the past two days over the outstanding game bonuses, signing-on fees and upkeep allowances.

Some senior players told The Daily Times that they were bitter over their dues.

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The footballers claimed that Civo’s management had threatened not to renew contracts of players who are demanding more money.

“Up to now, we have not received our signing-on fees and the contracts for eight players will not be renewed. To be honest, players are struggling even to pay rentals as we have not been receiving training allowances,” said one of the players.

However, Civo vice- General Secretary, Ronald Chiwaula, admitted owing the players K15 million, but promised to pay them next week.

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Chiwaula said they were yet to receive funding from their sponsor, the Office of the President and Cabinet (OPC), but he was optimistic that the money will be made available next week.

“What we have gathered from the OPC is that everything will be sorted out by next week. Civo had 42 players last season and it was not easy paying all of them,” he explained.

Last month, Civo sold their captain Nelson Kangunje to Mozambican side, Costa do Sol.

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