Highlanders players who have been on strike for the past three days say that they are not mercenaries.
The players are still owed their January salaries by the club and have vowed not to train until they receive their dues. One of the players said:
Our supporters might label us mercenaries, but the truth is that we just want what is due to us.
We are fully committed to this great institution, but our stomachs are empty. Being given free transport to training sessions is not everything because we can’t train on an empty stomach; our families need to eat as well and landlords want their rentals, so all we are saying is let the club find the money and we will do our part on the field of play.
Abalandeli bazasukuma this season, that we can promise, but those in leadership must also play their part.