MULWANDA LUPIYA, Ndola
NCHANGA Rangers players have called off their two-day boycott over non-payment of salary arrears.
The players sat out of two training sessions on Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday morning to press for their dues.
According to insiders, the players have not been paid their June and July salaries.
“We did not train on Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday morning. We wanted them [executive committee] to settle our dues. We are owed salary arrears for two months [June and July]. They also owe us some bonuses for the draws we have recorded away from home,” said a player, who spoke on condition of anonymity.
The team, however, resumed training yesterday after receiving their June salaries.
“We trained this morning but the guys [my teammates] are not yet decided if the boycott will continue or not. We are still waiting to hear from the chairman regarding the way forward on the July salary and other bonuses,” he said.
When contacted, Rangers secretary Jim Chongo denied that the team staged a two-day training boycott and referred queries to club chairman Yoram Kapai.
“The team was in action on Sunday, so they did not train on Monday and Tuesday, they went to the gym. Right now, I am at the stadium and they are training. Just call the chairman for details,” Chongo said.
Kapai’s phone was off.
Last Sunday, the Chingola outfit battled to a 1-all draw with Nkana in a Super Division Week 21 match in Kitwe.
Rangers host Zesco United on Sunday.