The vocal and ever-angry Nyasa Big Bullets FC supporters have demanded an immediate removal of the team’s chairperson, Sam Chilunga for failing to take care of players’ welfare.
This follows the players’ threats to boycott training starting today (Tuesday) until all their outstanding dues are paid in full.
Bullets owe players K45 million signing-on fees and K7.8 million in salaries and bonuses.
The supporters presented their petition to the club this morning following a meeting on Monday night where it was agreed to force Chilunga to step down from position.
Chilunga, currently outside the country on official duties, and his committee are being accused of failing to properly manage the club’s finances despite team being under a lucrative K500 million five-year deal with Nyasa Manufacturing Company Limited.
The supporters argue that the club has enough financial base to meet the players’ demands- considering the sponsorship deal and the funds from gate collections.
Bullets will face Moyale Barracks in K60 million Presidential Cup finals on July 16th in Lilongwe.
Some of the team payers are pushing to pocket their signing-on-fees which were supposed to be paid before the kick off of the new season.
Surprisingly, the club managed to pay new signed players before the beginning of the season who include John Lanjesi, Emmanuel Zoya from Civo, Mike Mkwate from Wizards, Ernest Kakhobwe from Azam Tigers, Muhammad Sulumba, George Nyirenda, Amadu Makawa and Kondwani Kumwenda.
Acting General Secretary Kelvin Moyo confirmed owing the players over K40 million in signing on fees but denied selective payment of the signing on fees.