Trouble is looming at National Assembly as players have threaten to ditch the club following their unpaid dues from last season.
Assembly were last season promoted to play in the Super Division this season alongside Kabwe Youth Soccer Academy, Kitwe United and Monze Swallows.
The players claim to be owed more than K10, 000 each in unpaid bonuses and have threatened to boycott training while others are contemplating leaving the club.
A senior player said in an interview yesterday that players have resorted to boycott training until their arrears were sorted.
Apart from the winning bonuses, the players claim they have not been paid their salaries for the past two months.
“This is our livelihood, we are family people and we depend on playing football to feed our families. This is not right and we are not going to allow people to abuse us like this. Football is what we leave for,” he said.
The source said players have also resolved to abandon the team in the Super Division because their financial security is not guaranteed.
He said the Super Division is more involving and competitive and that the players have refused to sacrifice for the club.
“How do we compete in empty stomachs? The Super Division is very competitive and needs motivated players. How are we going to be motivated when we don’t have food at home? You can’t concentrate on the pitch if you are thinking of how you will survive. The club management should quickly look in to our plight,” he said.
Assembly recently ushered in a new club executive committee.
Efforts to get the club chairman proved futile.