… to fulfil the remaining MTN-FAZ league fixtures
By Sports Reporter
SUPER Division side Lusaka Tigers requires more than K600, 000 to fulfil the remaining fixtures in the MTN-FAZ league.
Tigers were currently lying 14th on the log with 18 points and have 18 games to play before the 2016 season closes.
However, the community based team has been struggling to pay bonuses and other allowances to the players due to lack of resources.
Tigers executive committee member Jairous Siame made the appeal yesterday to the stakeholders to assist the team materially and financially to help fulfil the fixtures
Siame said the team faced difficulties to fulfil its away fixtures although the players still put in their level best.
“The team is in desperate need of more than K600, 000 to fulfil the remaining matches of the 2016 season. It has not been an easy journey for the team. We need money for transport especially in away games, insurance, allowances among others.
“Tigers are a community-based team and csn not alone manage to meet these costs. We call on individuals and the corporate world to assist the team materially and financially,” he said.
He revealed the players had not been paid allowances as was required which was demotivating them.
“We spend about K10, 000 to accommodate the team in Lusaka for a single match, and the amount is more when playing away. Their bonuses are not also that much, they need winning bonuses but at times we fail to pay them. The players need to be motivated through allowances but because of inadequate resources, it has not been the case,” he said.
Siame said the return of Lusaka Tigers to the Super Division was an indication that the team was a good side and with much support, could do more.
He also called on the Matero community to make contributions to the team.
Lusaka Tigers returned to Super Division after 15 years of absence and were determined to stay in the elite group.