Nyasa Big Bullets football club players have agreed on a proposal made to them by the team’s executive from their sponsors Nyasa Manufacturing Company (NMC) to have a a 50% salary paycut with effective June 2020 as a mitigative measure to the financial crisis during the coronavirus pandemic.
Early this month, the players denied the proposal to have their salaries reduced by half but according to Nyasa Big Bullets Chief Executive Officer Escort Chinula, the players have thought otherwise and agreed to have their salaries reduced by half.
“We talked to the players and have agreed to have their salaries reduced by half and this will start end of June. This decision has been made as the club is not finding other means of making money at a time when football is not being played and the world has been hit by the corona virus pandemic. The players have agreed to have their salaries reduced, it is one way of helping the club during these tough times and we thank them for that,” he said.
Bullets players joined their arc rivals Be Forward Wanderers who have had it’s players salaries reduced by half since March this year after their sponsor Be Forward which sells second hand cars announced a reduction in sponsorship money sent to the club as business has been affected by Covid-19.