Silver Strikersâ€™ post-mortem has revealed serious disciplinary rot involving some players and coaching panel members who have been summoned for a hearing.
Reports of some trainers reporting for practice while reeking of alcohol, players inciting fansâ€™ rebelling against coaches, abuse of resources and faking reasons for absenteeism have emerged.
An executive member, three players and two trainers have since been summoned for disciplinary hearings this weekend at Reserve Bank Club House.
One official is accused of selling information to Mighty Wanderers ahead of the Standard Bank Knockout Trophy final.
Another official must answer charges of drinking on the eve of the game, failing to enforce nocturnal playersâ€™ surveillance, while the players stand accused of training with other clubs, faking relations funeral and absconding from training.
The executive committee established the reasons following the clubâ€™s three losses, including Sundayâ€™s 1-0 defeat by Red Lions.
Silver Strikers vice-chairperson Daud Ntanthiko, who chaired separate meetings between the executive and the Frank Ndawaâ€“led coaching panel and players, was yesterday diplomatic when asked about reports of playersâ€™ commitment.
“I would agree with anyone on that opinion [on commitment]. It was discovered that there is complacency. There is no seriousness and commitment. Some are in the comfort zone,” Ntanthiko said.
“We identified challenges and came up with remedies, but nobody is going out. We reviewed and resolved not to point fingers at one section, the whole structure must play its part.”
Silver captain Dave Moya, who missed the meeting due to injury, doubted the playersâ€™ commitment theory “only that mvula ikagwa kumachuluka zoliralira.“
Coach Frank Ndawa was not readily available for comment while his assistant Itai Nundwe described the matter as internal, requiring internal solutions.