Business mogul and philanthropist Thom Mpinganjira has given Be Forward Wanderers an additional K3 million as a top-up to the K20.2 million he pumped into the club in February towards salaries for four months.
Nomads’ vice-general secretary Adelaide Migogo yesterday said the K3 million is meant for players that were erroneously skipped from the initial list.
She said: “What happened was that when we were asked to present the pay roll, some new players such as Vitumbiko Kumwenda, Michael Tetteh, Yunus Sherrif, Emmanuel Kanthiti and Ephraim Kondowe were mistakenly left out.
“The error was only realised after the pay roll had already been sent to Mr. Mpinganjira.
“Fortunately, when we took up the matter with him, he understood us and committed to meet the shortfall.
“As a club, we are very grateful for his gesture, he has demonstrated his love and passion for the club.”
Migogo said the remaining players have since been paid.
Mpinganjira could not be reached for comment yesterday, but in an interview when he pumped in the initial amount, the FDH Financial Holdings Limited founder and majority shareholder said he made the gesture in his personal capacity as a long-time Wanderers supporter.
“I have been a Wanderers fan for a long time since the days when they were called Yamaha Wanderers and I used to watch their games with my wife.
“So, I was touched to read about their current situation and decided to assist,” he said.
Mpinganjira said at one point, he was a paid up member of the club, but he stopped patronising the Nomads’ matches due to rising cases of violence.