Silver Strikers chairperson McDonald Mafuta-Mwale has promised to reward his players handsomely if they finish in the paying ranks in the TNM Super League.
The season ends tomorrow with three games. In one of the games, Silver host Azam Tigers at Silver Stadium.
“So, we will pay the players what they deserve had those points not been deducted,” said Mafuta-Mwale.
Silver captain Lucky Malata confirmed being promised the reward by the chairperson. He said the players were delighted with the news.
“We are thankful to the executive for this gesture. We tried our best, but things were just not in our favour,” said Malata.
The Bankers started the league on minus nine points following violence that occured at Balaka Stadium last season. They were also deducted three points for featuring Green Harawa who was serving a controversial yellow card in their game against Kamuzu Barracks.
Silver were also faulted for causing abandonment of a game against Moyale Barracks in Mzuzu. They lost the game on boardroom decision, with a margin of three 3-0.
Meanwhile, Silver Strikers Board of Trustees will today meet the club’s executive committee over players’ outstanding game bonuses, The Nation has learnt.
Board chairperson Kelvin M’mangisa confirmed the meeting on day.
The development follows the meeting M’mangisa had with players during Tuesdaytraining session where the players asked for their game bonuses before tomorrow’sSuper League game against Azam Tigers.
While confirming meeting the players, M’mangisa said: “Ndaniso wakuwuzani nkhani imeneyi? [Who has told you this story?] I told them not to rush to the media. Of course, I met the players and they told me all their grievances, which I cannot tell you.
“We cannot solve the problem through media. It is not a serious issue, only that the players are just rushing to the media. I have heard what they said and tomorrow[Friday] I will meet the executive,” he said.