MONEY MOVE! Sweswe fled Bulawayo Chiefs’ failure to pay

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NEWLY appointed Sheasham Coach Lizwe Sweswe reportedly dumped Bulawayo Chiefs over unpaid salaries and allowances which still threaten the existence of the club.

By Bhora Afrika

Sweswe, who quit his post a week ago, had reportedly not been paid for a consecutive six months. It could not be ascertained how much the club owed him specifically or how it intended to clear its arrears.

Some of the Bulawayo Chiefs players are also in the same predicament, according to sources within Amakhosi, with the club struggling to make ends meet.

“Akula mali (there is no money). We have had to play with hope that the club clears arrears but that is yet to be done. This is the only reason Sweswe left because that guy could never have left us if he had been given his dues and on time as was agreed initially,” said a source within the team.

“At least at Sheasham he is assured of stable income.”

Late last year Bulawayo Chiefs players protested after a similar crisis as Christmas beckoned without any indication of payments into their accounts.

“The Executive would like to announce that Coach Lizwe Sweswe has tendered his resignation from the club, effective immediately. This was received with sadness, as he has played a great role so far,” read a statement from Bulawayo Chiefs.

Sweswe’s exit did not, however, affect the club in its top billing clash against Caps United last week at Luveve Stadium. Makepekepe was dismantled 2-1, a fifth consecutive loss for the club.

He left the side on eight position, having won four, drawn five and lost four.

Sweswe had managed to produce a competitive team in a short period despite that Bulawayo Chiefs had lost more than a dozen senior players at the start of the season after failing to pay them for more than six months.

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