Kasungu-based TNM Super League side TN Stars has given its players up to tomorrow to end their boycott and resume training tomorrow or face expulsion.
The boycott led to the team failing to fulfil its weekend fixtures against Karonga United and Chitipa United in Karonga.
The club’s director responsible for communications and operations Wisdom Chimgwede described the situation as sad.
“However, we are doing everything possible to fulfil all our remaining 13 fixtures.
“Those [players] willing to come back to work have up to Tuesday to report for duties, otherwise the train is leaving. No looking back,” he said yesterday.
Asked what will happen in the event that the players do not abide by the order, Chimgwede said: “[Then] they will have automatically opened the exit door for themselves which is within their rights.”
In a statement issued on Friday, the Kasungu Boys stated that it was with “deep regret” that they failed to fulfil the two fixtures after failing to pay the players game bonuses for four wins and three draws.
“The crew [players], [therefore]
, decided to boycott both training and games. We accept and allow the boys to exercise their right even if we owe them no salary since the start of the season.
“We shall update the football fraternity as regards our future,” reads part of the statement.
Following their failure to show up for the two matches, TN are likely to forfeit points and face a hefty fine from Super League of Malawi.