Some Be Forward Wanderers’ supporters have demanded the resignation of the team’s Executive Committee due to the club’s struggles in the TNM Super League.
In an interview when they visited The Daily Times Wednesday, the supporters said the executive was failing to manage the club whose players have been boycotting training. Meanwhile, the executive is pondering borrowing money to pay its players’ outstanding allowances and salaries for last month.
This comes after the players boycotted training in Blantyre on Tuesday, demanding K10 million which the team owes them.
Wanderers’ Vice- Chairperson, Gift Mkandawire, confirmed that their sponsor, Be Forward Limited, has not yet released money.
“The boycott is understandable for the players, but the only solution we have at the moment is to borrow money as we wait for the sponsors,” Mkandawire said.
“The problem is that our wage bill is too big as you know that we are the best team that pays huge salaries to our players, therefore, it is difficult for us to find someone who can borrow us such a huge sum of money.”
He feared that the strike might affect their performance in Saturday’s TNM Super League game against Premier Bet Wizards at Kamuzu Stadium.
“We are running up and down that by this weekend, we should source the cash and settle the balances because the team has to move forward,” he explained.
The team’s captain, Francis Mlimbika, yesterday hang up the phone when the topic was introduced to him.
Media reports suggest that Mlimbika and winger Mike Kaziputa did not travel with the team to Lilongwe in protest over the unpaid dues. Mlimbika, however, claims that he was injured.
According to reports, apart from their September salaries and allowances, Mlimbika and Mike Kaziputa are demanding K400, 000 each as signing-on fees.
Wanderers, who beat Civo United 2-1 on Saturday before losing by the similar margin to Kamuzu Barracks the following day in Lilongwe, are on position eight with 32 points from 22 games on the log table.
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