Just a week after being voted into power as Nasa Big Bullets Chairman during an Extraordinary General Meeting (EAGM) where ex Chairman Sam Chilunga got fired, Noel Lipipa has already calmed the storm amongst Bullets players by promising to pay them their signing on fees amounting to K42 million on Tuesday next week.
Speaking for the first time since his attainment to the highest position at Bullets, Lipipa said the players will be paid their shares on Tuesday during a press briefing at Ryalls Hotel in Blantyre.
“We have sourced the money to pay the boys their signing on fees next Tuesday in Blantyre. At first, we only managed to raise half of the amount but God has done it again, K42 million is ready to be given to the boys,” he told reporters at Kamuzu Stadium soon after his side’s 1-nil victory over Azam Tigers in the Carlsberg Cup round of 16 clash.
Lipipa succeeded Sam Chilunga who got fired last week during Bullets’s EAGM due to his ‘incompentence’ in running the affairs of the team.
Before the EAGM, Bullets players had boycotted training sessions in protest over unpaid signing on fees and game allowances.
The development forced supporters executive committee to call for the indaba where Chilunga was fired despite securing the multi-million sponsorship deal with Nyasa Manufacturing Company in December last year.