Wednesday Oct 18, 2017. 11:00
Media reports in Zambia reveal that Lusaka Dynamos striker Chrispin Mugalu stayed away from the club’s Barclays Cup semifinal defeat to Zanaco on Saturday due to an internal problem.
Sources close to a Zambian website indicate that Zambian Super League leading scorer (together with three other Congolese players at the Lusaka outfit), decided to ‘boycott’ after they were advised to do so by their Congolese-born South African based agent.
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Mugalu has scored 17 league goals since he joined from Congolese side Lupopo.
Without Darcy Mbaka, another Congolese striker at the club, head coach Patrick Phiri was forced to start with an unrecognized striker and opted for Fwayo Tembo as a false number nine.
“There are issues between his manager and the club that have been pending for sometime now and needs to be sorted out,” a Zambian Football Crew source close to the player revealed.
Meanwhile, a second source revealed that one of the club's staffers in the technical team is fighting his battle using the player.
“Someone on the technical bench is using the boy (Mugalu) to fight for him,” an insider on the Lusaka Dynamos technical bench revealed.
“How does the four boys just leave camp on the eve of cup semi final. After everything the club has done for him this season.”