Coming straight from their 1-nil defeat to rivals Nyasa Big Bullets on Saturday in a league match, Be Forward Wanderers players refused to train on Tuesday due to unpaid allowances for the month of September.
According to information at hand, the players are yet to be paid their allowances and game bonuses for last month and have since threatened to continue boycotting training sessions ahead of the team’ trip to Lilongwe if their demands are not met by the main executive committee.
Team Manager for the Nomads Steve Madeira confirmed the development saying players normally gets their allowances from previous month in the middle of the following month.
“They didn’t train today because of unpaid allowances for last month. It’s a trend that they are always paid allowances and game bonuses for the previous month in the middle of the following month,” he said.
The Nomads are currently in an unfamiliar position in the standings and if they are to change the status quo, they must surely collect something from their two upcoming crucial league fixtures away from home against Civo Service United on Saturday before facing Kamuzu Barracks 24 hours later.
On Saturday, during the derby defeat, Wanderers were able to keep position but were unable to unlock Bullets’ defence, with their play maker Peter Wadabwa completely outsmarted by Maneno Nyoni and he was eventually substituted without registering a shot at goal.