Nomads players boycott training

Be Forward Wanderers  players yesterday boycotted training demanding full payment of their outstanding game bonuses.

One of the senior players The Nation interviewed yesterday at Mpira Village in Chiwembe, Blantyre where the Nomads train, said the club owes them bonuses for nine games amounting to about K4.5 million.

“They promised to give us our outstanding dues in full after Saturday’s Carlsberg Cup final match against Nyasa Big Bullets.

“But we were surprised to hear the team manager offering us dues for only five games and yet they promised to give us in full.

“So, we have refused to receive part payment. We want to get our dues in full,” he said.

The player added that they will resume training after getting an assurance that their dues are ready.

The team’s coach Yasin Osman and his backroom staff stood aside as the players held their meeting and left the ground  later on.

Team manager Steve Madeira said it was true the team failed train.

“Talk to the bosses please for further details. I am only a technical official,” he said.

However, the club’s chairperson Gift Mkandawire and general secretary Mike Butao could not be reached for comment.

Two months ago, the Nomads players also staged a similar boycott to push for payment of their dues.

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