How Mine players go unpaid

HARARE - Home Mine is battling to avert an imminent player mutiny over the non-payment of salaries, allowances and bonuses with players going for three months without receiving their dues.

The gold miners have gradually worked their way up the log following an indifferent start to the season to sit in fifth place with 34 points after 21 matches.

Kelvin Kaindu’s men currently trail Castle Lager Premiership log leaders Ngezi Platinum Stars by nine points.

Their progress has, however, been hampered by the cash crisis at the club which has seen the players’ morale drop drastically.

Chikurupati are without a win in their last four matches and some players are even suggesting they are not willing to take part in their next PSL match against the Glamour Boys.

The disgruntled players said they were trying to get an audience from the club’s executive with no luck.

“Things are just not okay and we are not happy at all because we are forced to play on an empty stomach,” said one player.

“We have been trying to get in touch with the executive but they keep on changing the goalposts.

“They had promised us that by Wednesday we will have the money in our accounts but until now we haven’t.”

Another player said: “Imagine it’s now three months and I just wonder how they expect us to survive let alone going for training. It’s becoming difficult for us by day.”

Contacted for comment How Mine chairperson Paul MacAndrew professed ignorance on the issue saying “it’s all nonsense”.

“All the news I can tell you is I don’t have a comment.

“As far as I am concerned, it’s all nonsense,” MacAndrew said.

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