Be Forward Wanderers legend Joseph Kamwendo claims that the club has not paid him for the past three months in his role as technical assistant.
However, the Nomads general secretary (GS) Victor Maunde dismissed the claims, saying their former captain forfeited his salary when he retired as a player last season.
In an interview yesterday, Kamwendo said he is surprised that he is not being paid when his fellow reserve and youth sides’ technical panel members are getting their salaries.
He said: “I find it very unfair that during this difficult period of Covid-19 pandemic, they are treating me like this. Now, I think it’s too much, I cannot continue suffering with my family
“When I first enquired, in March [this year], the GS Maunde told me that the club would stop paying me until the Covid-19 pandemic situation improves following the sponsor’s [Be Forward Limited] decision to cut sponsorship.
“Then all of a sudden, they told me that it is because I do not have a contract yet when I was offered the technical position by the previous executive committee, I was being paid on the understanding that a formal contract would be prepared.”
Kamwendo said his patience has now worn thin.
He said: “That they have not processed the contract is not of my making and my colleagues are getting paid yet they also do not have contracts. I was being paid without a contract last season up to sometime in February this year, why not now? They can’t treat me like this after all my contribution.”
But reacting to the claims, Maunde said: “The salary he was getting was for being a player and not for his role as technical assistant.
“When we were ushered into office, we found that he had retired and we had no basis to continue paying him.
“So, as an executive committee we agreed to sit down with him to formalise his role and as we were in the process of doing that, our sponsor cut the sponsorship by half due to effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.
“It was, therefore, agreed that we wait until the situation normalises. Anyway, I do not want to comment much because Kamwendo talks too much, he is fond of putting words into other people’s mouths. For the record, I never told him that we had stopped paying him because of the effects of Covid-19, that is not true.”