Big Bullets FC have lived up to their word to give the players 50 percent of the K10 million (about $34 000) Presidential Cup prize money.
The players were this week given K5 million (about $17 000) to share among themselves as a bonus for ending the teamâ€™s 10-year cup drought.
Bullets chairperson Malinda Chinyama confirmed the development, but refused to disclose how much individual players got.
â€œWe used the usual criteria where by those that played more games got more, but even those that did not play a single game got something as they are still part of the team.
â€œBut I cannot disclose how much they got because their packages are confidential just like any employee in this country,â€ said Chinyama.
One of the senior players said that the criteria used, pegged each game at K40 000 (about $134).
This means the highest paid players received K200 000 (about $666) as the team played five games in the competition.
Chinyama said part of the remaining K5 million will be used to pay Escom for the transfer fees of Heston Munthali, Chimango Kayira and James Chilapondwa whereas the rest will be invested.
â€œEscom have been at our neck since we got the cheque and we also need these players permanently, so we are negotiating.
â€œWe have also shelved plans to parade the trophy around Blantyre because our team has been engaged a lot. We want a to do it during a free weekend and party at the end with a fundraising dance. So, we may as well have it at the end of the season,â€ he said.