Financial woes at Dwangwa United have reached a critical point with the team failing to pay players for five months, Vice Captain, Gilbert Nkhokwe, has confirmed.
“As any employee, we expect to be paid after discharging our duties, so staying for five months without pay is not good news at all. We have called for a meeting and if our problems are not addressed, we will stop playing,” Nkhokwe said.
Dwangwa began the TNM Super League with a 1-0 home win over Masters Security FC the previous week before losing 1-2 to Mzuni FC last Sunday.
The team’s Board of Trustee Chairperson, Frank Mphande, admitted that the team was sailing through financial challenges.
“Indeed, we have not paid our players for five months, but this is due to the fact that we are yet to get money from well-wishers. Our hopes are now on Illovo [Sugar Company] which promised to rescue us. We are hopeful that any day this week everything will be okay,” Mphande said.
Last year, Illovo donated K30 million to Dwangwa. Despite proposing a K76 million budget, indications show that Illovo might maintain its K30 million allocation to the club.
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