Former Civo United player Patrick Thupi has threatened legal action against the club over unpaid signing-on fee balance of K500 000.
Civil signed the midfielder at K750 000 in 2018 and only paid K250 000 when the club released him, according to the player’s manager Harry Hepeni.
The player was released in February last year before the expiry of his year-long contract without settling his K750 000 signing on fee.
“I, hereby, write to request for my player’s outstanding sign-on fee amounting to K500 000 which I expected my client to be paid on the day of [his] release from the club,” reads in part the letter signed by Hepeni dated, 20 January 2020.
Thupi also confirmed the development in an interview.
“We have not received any feedback or payment. This is disheartening because I signed the contract in 2018 and two years later the club can’t honour the payment,” he said.
“I am currently consulting on what to do next. Dragging the club to court is the most possible option,” he said.
Civo general secretary Ronald Chiwaula confirmed receiving the letter, but said the club does not have money to honour the payment.
“It’s true that we owe him some money and he’s not the only one. We have a number of players. We are sorting them out one by one depending on availability of funds,” he said.