Jailed Mighty Wanderers president Thom Mpinganjira released K12 million to cater for outstanding game bonuses and allowances for the players in the just ended season.
The money was paid through the team’s FDH Bank account Friday.
Wanderers Board Secretary Humphreys Mvula confirmed the development, saying they did not owe the players any sum.
“These players have been so disciplined and humble enough. They have cleared the bonuses and allowances.
“We are very grateful to have a president who always has the team’s welfare at heart in spite of the situation he is in. He is in prison, he would have chosen to ignore the team but here is a man who is always there for the entire Wanderers family,” Mvula said.
Wanderers captain Alfred Manyozo Jnr, in a separate interview, confirmed receiving the money.
“We salute the president for all the support he renders to the team every day. It is a big motivation to the players ahead of the Airtel Top 8 Cup coming game,” he said.
Mpinganjira has been bailing out Wanderers on several occasions since Japanese firm Be Forward Limited stopped sponsoring the club.
Last week, Mpinganjira also paid over K112 million to cater for players’ salaries.
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