Be Forward Wanderers say due to financial woes, they are failing to honour players dues, in particular signing on fees.
The club’s chairperson Gift Mkandawire was reacting to blossoming left back Precious Sambani’s continued boycott.
Sambani has not featured for the Nomads for three weeks and is currently training with his parent club Steffords FC (formerly Naimiwawa FC) which plays in the second-tier Southern Region Football Association (SRFA) Premier Division.
Recently, midfielder Dan Kumwenda and defender Peter Cholopi who were signed from Azam Tigers, also ditched the Lali Lubani Road outfit after its failure to honour their signing-on fees while midfielder Blessings Tembo terminated his contract and has since joined Civil Sporting Club for similar reasons.
Said Mkandawire: “We are currently facing financial problems, but we are trying hard to address them.
“The issue of Precious [and Fransisco Madinga] is being seriously looked into and we are optimistic that by next week, we should sort it out.”
The Nation spotted Sambani training with Steffords at the Polytechnic ground in Blantyre yesterday and their coach Silas Luwindo said apart from failing to offer the two players contracts, the Nomads were yet to honour their transfer fee.
“During the first season, we loaned the two players to them at a K500 000 fee each which they [Wanderers] paid.
“After the loan agreement expired, they [Wanderers] offered to buy Sambani at K1.5 million and Madinga for K2 million, but up to now they haven’t paid,”
“Both are promising players. Sambani is now a regular senior national team player while Madinga also plays for the Under-20 national team and if they [Wanderers] are serious, then they need to do the needful otherwise they could join other teams at the end of the first round,” he said.