Maroons FC players unpaid for two months. After the suspension of all sporting activities in the country where all footballers are locked home, Maroons FC players are crying for unpaid salaries.
According to reports, the Luzira based club players haven’t been cleared for the months of February and March.
The Maroons FC players are therefore reportedly stuck with home bills and food in this difficult period, despite the rest of the Prisons’ staff being cleared.
“The situation is unbearable. We have not yet been paid the February salary and March is closing down. We have families that entirely depend on us,” one of the Maroons FC players reportedly said.
“We also need to venture into personal projects but where is the money? There are still pending issues with the bonus when we beat Express in the Uganda Cup and the win from the Busoga United match. Who can save the situation?” he added.
The shutdown of all sporting activities has affected every club’s finances in the StarTimes Uganda Premier League due to coronavirus pandemic.
However, the director of Sports in the Prisons Department David Okiring claims that all the Maroons FC players on the payroll have been paid their salaries.
“The salaries for those on the Prisons payroll have been cleared and there are no outstanding arrears. However, we are still processing those who are not on the payroll. We shall get that sorted in two to three weeks” Okiring was quoted saying.
Maroons become the second club in the StarTimes Uganda Premier League with unpaid wages after SC Villa players also complained of six months of unpaid salaries.
However, clubs like KCCA FC, Vipers SC and Wakiso Giants assured their players of their salaries in this lockdown period.
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