Bosso strike enters day 4

Bosso strike enters day 4
Published: 03 November 2017 (478 Views)
THE Highlanders' executive has instructed head coach Erol Akbay to replace the teams' captains following a players' strike over unpaid winning bonuses.

The captaincy of trio of Erick Mudzingwa, Ariel Sibanda and Rahman Kutsanzira has been replaced by Peter Muduhwa, Ralph Matema and Gabriel Nyoni.

However, the change of captains couldn't convince the players to end their industrial action as the strike entered day three yesterday.

"The three captains have been suspended. The executive told me to name new captains and I did that. It wasn't my idea to make the changes because there are only four games to go," said Akbay.

The Dutchman, who will leave the club at the end of the season, hopes the players will end their strike today and train for their away game against Hwange on Sunday.

Coming from a 2-0 home win against Black Rhinos, Highlanders' players have put themselves in a tight position heading to the Colliery Stadium to face relegation threatened Hwange.

"I hope the boys end the strike and focus on our games. There are four matches left and we had wanted to finish the season strongly and after this, I don't know. We just have to try, but it becomes a little difficult," said Akbay.

Highlanders' players are reportedly owed winning bonuses for four wins against Shabanie Mine, Chicken Inn, Triangle United and Black Rhinos.

According to the players, winning bonuses for matches are pegged at $170 per player, meaning each is owed $680.

The cash-strapped Bosso needs a total of $12 240 to clear the players' outstanding winning bonuses. This figure excludes allowances for the technical staff, some of whom are reported to have gone for months without pay.

On Wednesday the players stood united and refused to be cowed by executive members who wanted to employ a "divide and rule" tactic. They were addressed by acting chairman Modern Ngwenya who was in the company of treasurer Donald Ndebele. Secretary-general Emmett Ndlovu arrived at Barbourfields Stadium after fellow executive members had hit a brick wall in their efforts to convince the players to train.

The players arrived at the training ground yesterday, changed into their practice gear, but refused to train.

They were addressed by Ndebele, who according to players, told them they were going to be paid once proceeds from Prince Dube's sale to South African side Supersport United come through.

Chronicle Sport has it on good authority that the executive turned down help from a club benefactor, who offered to pay the bonuses.


- chronicle

Tags: Bosso, Strike, akbay,
 0

You May Like These Videos

Comments

There are no comments.

Latest stories

Tesla pfee in Zimbabwe

by Staff reporter | 20 October 2018 | 139 Views

Zimbabwean student use the old trick to get asylum in Ireland

by Staff reporter | 20 October 2018 | 160 Views

Joram Gumbo must leave office and face justice

by MDC Communications | 20 October 2018 | 141 Views

Zimbabwe teachers demand salaries in US$

by newzimbabwe | 20 October 2018 | 212 Views

'Chamisa's Alliance plotted a coup against Mnangagwa'

by Staff reporter | 20 October 2018 | 252 Views

Demand for Indian sex sweets rises

by Staff reporter | 20 October 2018 | 240 Views

'Chamisa won't be contested at congress' - no vacancy in MDC presidium

by Staff reporter | 20 October 2018 | 192 Views

Mthuli Ncube calls for political reforms

by Staff reporter | 20 October 2018 | 200 Views

Mnangagwa's minister exposed charging in USD refuses Bond notes

by Staff reporter | 20 October 2018 | 168 Views

Zimsec engages Deloitte And Touch over exam leaks

by Staff reporter | 20 October 2018 | 137 Views

The White Man who sent fear down Mugabe's spine

by Globe and Mail | 20 October 2018 | 130 Views

Human rights violations down in Zimbabwe

by Stephen Jakes | 20 October 2018 | 105 Views

Mliswa pleads with Finance minister to see importance of MPs vehicles

by Stephen Jakes | 20 October 2018 | 111 Views

Zimbabwe business are mercenaries out to loot the poor: MDC legislator

by Stephen Jakes | 20 October 2018 | 119 Views

Electric Tesla car causes stir on Zimbabwe social media

by Staff Reporter | 20 October 2018 | 123 Views

Zimbabwe army officers warned

by Staff reporter | 20 October 2018 | 151 Views

Biti savages Mthuli Ncube

by Staff reporter | 20 October 2018 | 113 Views

Zanu-PF backers justify army use of deadly force

by Staff reporter | 20 October 2018 | 120 Views

Zimbabwe tax system hit by low compliance levels

by Staff reporter | 20 October 2018 | 74 Views

Price controls, tinkering with the deck while the titanic is sinking

by Jacob Mafume, MDC National Spokesperson | 19 October 2018 | 233 Views

Man nearly killed over cooking oil

by Simbarashe Sithole | 19 October 2018 | 211 Views

Mnangagwa closing in on unscrupulous businesspeople

by Staff reporter | 19 October 2018 | 229 Views

Prophet sells congregant's vehicle

by Staff reporter | 19 October 2018 | 195 Views

Zanu-PF's Dexter Nduna confirmed Chegutu West MP

by Staff reporter | 19 October 2018 | 140 Views

Mnangagwa caps 1719 graduands

by Staff reporter | 19 October 2018 | 118 Views

ZCTU calls for resignation of Minister Gumbo

by Stephen Jakes | 19 October 2018 | 283 Views

Mnangagwa has to deliver and, urgently too

by Staff reporter | 19 October 2018 | 314 Views

Zanu-PF dictatorship, ideological dominance

by Vivid Gwede | 19 October 2018 | 238 Views

ZCTU, why spare Bulawayo council over rates hike

by Conway Tutani | 19 October 2018 | 217 Views

Motlanthe Commission risks playing into Zanu-PF agenda

by Staff reporter | 19 October 2018 | 229 Views

Councils challenged to generate own income

by Staff reporter | 19 October 2018 | 159 Views

Zimbabwe gender parity misses 50% mark, says Mohadi

by Staff reporter | 19 October 2018 | 119 Views

Zanu-PF official, sangoma jailed over pangolin scales

by Staff reporter | 19 October 2018 | 185 Views

Mliswa mocks Gender Commission

by Staff reporter | 19 October 2018 | 170 Views

Police harass senior Masvingo journalist

by Stephen Jakes | 19 October 2018 | 153 Views

Zimbabwe gold exports decline by 21%

by Staff reporter | 19 October 2018 | 176 Views