Nyasa Manufacturing Company (NMC), sponsors of Nyasa Big Bullets FC, has faulted the club’s leadership for offering players signing on fees before they could source the money.
The company’s board chair Konrad Buckle was reacting to the fall-out between the players and the executive committee over unpaid signing on fees amounting to K43 million.
“We do not want to get involved in the internal politics within the club, but then our concern is not the executive committee, our concern is the plight of the players.
“You do not make false promises. If they [club] did not have the money, then there was no point to offer them contracts,” Buckle said yesterday.
He added: “Obviously, we are following the issue with keen interest to see how the executive committee and the trustees will handle that.”
Buckle also claimed that NMC has spent money on things like equipment outside sponsorship “and nearly half of the sponsorship meant for this season has been spent.”
But while agreeing with Buckle’s observation, the club’s acting general secretary Kelvin Moyo refused to comment further on the matter yesterday, saying it was an issue that was being looked into.
Last month, NMC also expressed concern with the club’s overdrawing of funds but in reaction Bullets finance committee chairperson Isaac Norman recently told the Weekend Nation that the club’s K41 million expenditure of the sponsorship could not be described as overdrawing of funds as it was used for the team’s benefit.