Coach Thom Mkorongo has dragged Silver Strikers FC to court for unlawful dismissal and termination of contract.
Silver have said while Mkorongo is free to institute legal proceedings against them, they will not comment on the issue on advice from their lawyer.
Mkorongo on Tuesday confirmed taking up the issue with the Industrial Relations Court (IRC).
â€œI have taken up the matter with the IRC because I feel I was unfairly treated. To begin with, the club terminated my contract when the team was doing well. We were at the top of the log table.
â€œAt the time I was being engaged as head coach, Silver were also contributing only one player [Frank Banda] to the national team, but they are now contributing six players, which is confirmation of tremendous progress,â€ said Mkorongo.
He argued that reasons advanced by the club for terminating his contract were not convincing.
â€œThey claim that it is because of the teamâ€™s poor performance in the Presidential Cup as well as lack of consistency in Super League games, but I do not think they are being honest,â€ said Mkorongo.
Silver chairperson Dr. McDonald Mafuta-Mwale insisted that they would not react to Mkorongoâ€™s move.
â€œBut he is free to do what he wants,â€ said Mafuta-Mwale.
He confirmed that the club has hired Franco Ndawa as Mkorongoâ€™s replacement.
Ndawa was recently fired by Mighty Wanderers after a string of poor results.