Injured goalkeeper Vincent Gona has accused Super League side Nyasa Big Bullets of failing to fulfil its promise to settle his rehabilitation bills, a development he says has delayed his physiotherapy for three weeks.
The goalkeeper underwent an operation at Beit Cure International Hospital last month, almost a year after suffering a career threatening back injury while playing for Bullets.
In an interview yesterday, Gona said he has been asking Bullets through general secretary Kelvin Moyo to pay the sum of K135 000, but the club has not been forthcoming.
“I was supposed to start my rehabilitation three weeks ago with each session costing K9 000 for 15 days. I have been asking Bullets to fulfil the promise, but up to now, all I am being told is to wait,” he said.
Gona feared that further delays to start the rehabilitation will affect his recovery to return to action.
Moyo was not reachable on his mobile phone yesterday, but Bullets chairperson Noel Lipipa said it was unfortunate that Gona has been failing to get the rehabilitation and blamed it on communication breakdown.
“If he was in touch with Kelvin then I suspect there was communication breakdown because his phone number has been on and off recently,” he said.
Lipipa, however, said he would authorise the payment for the goalkeeper.
“We can’t fail to pay K135 000 for a player who is so dedicated to the club like Vincent. I will talk to our treasurer (Alex) Gondwe to issue the payment,” he said.
Nyasa Big Bullets is one of the top teams in the Super League of Malawi (Sulom) and are the current defending championsn