Escom United caretaker coach Alex Masanjala has revealed that, three months after his sacking, he was yet to get some of his dues from his former club, Civo United.
Masanjala revealed this on Wednesday when justifying his continued absence at Escom. He was conspicuously absent when Escom crumbled 3-0 to Mighty Wanderers at Kamuzu Stadium on Sunday.
“I am talking to them [Civo] and I should return by Friday,” said Masanjala who earlier said he was still in Lilongwe due to malaria. Civo general secretary Rashid Ntelela confirmed owing Masanjala.
“We paid him all his employment obligations, but there were some payments which the previous committee was supposed to pay him as part of a gentleman’s agreement. He has submitted back-up documentation, we have verified them and we will pay him. We are not talking about millions, but hundreds of kwacha here,” Ntelela explained.
Soon after 3-0 and 4-1 losses to Mafco and Silver Strikers sealed Escom’s relegation, Masanjala remained behind at his Lilongwe home, promising to return to Escom training in Blantyre last Thursday.
Escom chairperson Fanuel Nkhono on Thursday and on Sunday said he was not aware of Masanjala’s whereabouts.
“I do not know…but we did not sign a contract with him. At the end of the season, we have to sit down and look at issues of sustenance. If we are to employ him then we need to look at issues of funding,” Nkhono explained on Sunday.