Silver Strikers assistant coach Hellings Mwakasungula and team manager Sibusiso Padambo were taken to task by the clubâ€™s disciplinary committee over alleged reports of unexemplary behaviour.
Mwakasungula was also accused of ignoring his boss, Franco Ndawa, for making a substitution without consulting him during a TNM Super League game against Red Lions recently. The Bankers lost the game 1-0 to drop to second position.
The charges were levelled against the two when they appeared before a disciplinary hearing at the weekend and the disciplinary committee is reported to have recommended stern action against them.
While confirming that the duo, goalkeeper Alex Makina, midfielder Peter Pindani and striker Tony Chitsulo and supporters committee chairperson Okalamba Katinji also appeared before the disciplinary committee, club chairperson Dr. McDonald Mafuta-Mwale refused to comment on the issue.
However, a well-placed source confided in Nation Online on Thursday that Mwakasungula and Padambo were accused of taking alcohol in the open on the eve of the Lions game, which did not reflect well on the teamâ€™s discipline.
â€œThe disciplinary body also heard that Mwakasungula ignored Ndawa when he went on to substitute Peter Pindani during the game without consulting and that he appeared drunk,â€ said the source.
Mwakasungula and Padambo have since resumed their duties pending the outcome of the case.
Mwakasungula could not be reached for comment while Padambo confirmed appearing before the committee. He, however, refused to comment on the matter.
â€œWe indeed appeared before the disciplinary committee, but these were internal issues and I am afraid I cannot disclose what transpired.
â€œHowever, I can confirm that we have resumed our duties pending the outcome of the hearing,â€ said Padambo.
Mafuta-Mwale also confirmed that the executive committee was supposed to be briefed by the disciplinary committee on Thursday.
â€œWe will be briefed on the outcome of the hearing and the recommendations later today by the disciplinary committee,â€ said Mafuta-Mwale.
Midfielder Frank Banda is also supposed to appear before it over indiscipline while in camp with the Flames.