The story of players’ uncleared arrears amongst a number of different clubs in the Uganda Premier League is escalating each day that passes.
From SC.Villa to Busoga United now Kyetume FC as news reaching this website indicate a planned strike from old club players over 4-5 months uncleared arrears with the club set to commence with scientific preseason training ahead of the 2020/21 season next week according to head coach Charles Livingston Mbabazi’s program.
“We are not going to train until we are cleared our previous arrears because the club doesn’t seem to mind about us yet they are signing new players and giving them a lot of money which would be okay if they called us and at least pay us half because we know the situation globally is not so fine due to Covid-19.”
One of the club old players who preferred anonymity lamented to this website.
“We played our hearts out to ensure the club stays in the league which we achieved, we were promised alot but nothing has been full filled and the situation is not good so we’ve agreed not to take part in the preseason training until our issue is addressed.”
Added the player.
Livingston Mbabazi and his technical staff are set to start preseason training with the team next week in a scientific form of training in departments per day but it now remains to be seen if it will take place amidst the planned strike from the club old players.
The Slaughters who let go of experienced players Patrick Ochan, Vicent Kayizzi, amongst others upon arrival of Mbabazi have already signed highly rated custodian Derrick Were from Buganda regional side Kiyinda Boys FC, Ezra Bida from Onduparaka FC and forward Raymond Walugembe with more expected to join in.
In their debut season in the league last season, they finished in 11th place on 30 points from 25 games.