All is still not well in Be Forward Wanderers’ camp as some players are demanding their signing-on fees as the season nears the end.
Wanderers’ captain, Francis Mlimbika, reportedly boycotted the team’s trip to the Capital City where the Nomads beat Civo United 1-2 on Saturday before losing to Kamuzu Barracks by the similar margin the following day.
Nomads Vice Chairperson, Gift Mkandawire, confirmed owing the players.
“We have devised a schedule for them. It is not a big deal as long as they understand. We do not have floating money at the moment,” Mkandawire said in a written response.
Reports suggest Mlimbika and Kaziputa are demanding about K400, 000 each.
Mlimbika yesterday played down the issue.
“I pulled my thigh muscles on Thursday hence I could not travel to Lilongwe. I am not aware of issues to do with money,” Mlimbika said.
However, the team’s technical staff insisted that Mlimbika was not injured.
Before the season, exciting midfielder, Isaac Kaliati, also took the club to task for failing to pay his five percent transfer cut.
During the team’s trip to Lilongwe, Wanderers’ new coach, Yasin Osman, dropped Jafali Chande, Jimmy Zakazaka and Kaziputa, saying they were not ready for the games.
After the defeat to KB, Osman said his side lacked commitment to win the match.
The coach, who replaced Eddingtone Ng’onamo last week, also questioned the commitment of some players and suggested that the squad was too big.
The team is also facing an injury crisis with defenders Foster Namwera, Harry Nyirenda, Isaac Kaliati and Boston Kabango all out injured.
Following the latest loss, Nomads are on position seven with 32 points from 22 games. Silver Strikers lead on 41 points.
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