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Salary row rips How Mine FC

by Staff reporter
04 Aug 2017 at 09:53hrs | Views
HOW Mine FC football players are reportedly in a row with the club management over unpaid salaries and winning bonuses despite a good run in form by the Bulawayo side.

Disgruntled players told B-Metro Sport that the club was not complementing their hard work and good form but was instead failing to address delays in paying salaries and winning bonuses.

How Mine sit on fifth position with 33 points from 19 games and have only lost once in the last five matches.

"It's frustrating that our salaries and winning bonuses are not paid on time. No one has the guts to voice our concerns because one could easily be victimised for raising the issue," said a player whose identity is protected.

The norm with a majority of clubs in the country is to pay bonuses when a team wins and pay half in the event of a draw.

But when Kelvin Kaindu took over as head coach last year he reportedly asked management to forgo paying incentives for a draw and only pay the players for a win.

According to How Mine chairman Paul MacAndrews, he personally addresses the players in the event of a delay in the payment of salaries and winning bonuses.

"I do not know where the issue is coming from but whenever there is a delay in payment of salaries I address the players. Salaries for the month of July will be paid over the weekend, which is a few days after the usual pay day but that is not an issue that should cause problems within the team," said MacAndrews.

Unlike other teams that pay out winning bonuses on a weekly basis, How Mine combines winning bonuses together with monthly salaries.

"The players are paid at the same time as Metallon Gold Mine employees and the club does not pay winning bonuses on a weekly basis. If the team wins four matches in a month then the players will be paid a lump sum at the end of the month," he said. How Mine is one of the few clubs with strong financial backing from the biggest gold mine in the country.

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