The players led by chief striker and one of the club’s longest serving players Artwell Nyamhiwa are demanding that they be paid outstanding salary arreas before they can fullfil their duty on the field of play.
Most of the team’s regular players did not feature in the team’s 4-1 thumping by CAPS United last Saturday with information filtering through that they had boycotted the match pressing for payment first.
Lengthens which is sponsored by a consortium of young Harare businessmen are this weekend scheduled to play AS Adema of Madagascar in the first leg of the preliminary round of the Caf Confederations Cup.
Although club director John Chikochi denied that the players have gone on strike claiming they were on suspension as a discplinary measure, a source at the club revealed that the players had boycotted training on financial grounds.
The Happy People have already lost two vital cogs of their machine in the form of Ronald Sengu and Muzondiwa Gonese who have crossed the floor to CAPS United.
The Dzivaresekwa based Lengthens qualified to represent the country in Caf Confederations Cup after winning the Banc ABC Sup8er contest after beating Shooting Stars in the final. CAPS United are also playing in the Caf Confederations Cup while Dynamos and Gunners will represent Zimbabwe in the Caf Champions League.