Nyasa Big Bullets FC main supporters committee yesterday resolved to seek sponsor Nyasa Manufacturing Company’s (NMC) intervention in a bid to convince the players not to boycott training from today.
This comes in the wake of a June 30 ultimatum which the players gave the team’s leadership to pay them their signing on fees amounting to K43 million ($59 639.39).
The resolution to seek the sponsor’s intervention was made during an emergency meeting which the main supporters committee had with zonal supporters committee chairpersons in Blantyre yesterday.
The club’s main supporters committee chairperson Stone Mwamadi confirmed the development yesterday, saying: “The meeting was called to find ways of averting an imminent crisis as the players have said they will not train tomorrow unless they are paid their dues.
“I had a meeting with some senior players today and they insisted that they do not want to meet any of the executive committee members because they have failed to fulfil their obligations and that is why we thought it wise to seek our zona leaders views.”
He added: “This issue does not concern the sponsor, but since push has come to shove, the supporters feel they can convince the players not to proceed with their planned stay away as we seek alternatives.”
Bullets captain Chiukepo Msowoya said they are relieved that the fans understand their plight.
“We do not want to hold the club to ransom, but this was part of an agreement between us and the team’s leadership. The players have been patient for sometime, it’s about time they got their dues,” he said.
Bullets acting general secretary Kelvin Moyo yesterday refused to comment on the issue while NMC managing director Dimitri Kalaitziz said he can only comment upon being approached by the supporters.