Yesterday, The Touchline Sports reported a one Kyetume FC player who was crying out to the public over unpaid salaries for close to three months.
The player also alleged that some players did not receive the food that FUFA donated to the StarTimes UPL and StarTimes FUFA Big League Clubs and players as relief during this Coronavirus crisis.
However, Kyetume FC Technical Director Jackson Mayanja has come out to dismiss the allegations.
“I supplied FUFA’s relief food to these players,” Mayanja told The Touchline Sports.
“I had to move door to door to reach out to each member of the squad to distribute this food.”
Mayanja believes the claims were stage-managed to tarnish his ‘good name’.
“A Player claiming that he did not receive this food is very wrong,” he says.
“You know these players when they’ve not yet received salary they are capable of doing anything in all means,” He added.
Mayanja says there are only two players who did not receive the food but were compensated.
“Only Shaif Batte and Steven Kagoda did not receive this food but still, we compensated them with cash” Mayanja revealed before he added, “ So no player should go around tarnishing my name just because he wants to push his agenda.”
Ever since football was suspended in March due to the coronavirus crisis, all football clubs in Uganda have been struggling financially.
Revenue which would be raised through gate collections and any other related business is no more. Regardless of the hardships, Clubs have to meet their obligations in clearing players’ salaries and paying the backroom staff among others.
To this, Jackson Mayanja confirms that the Club has failed to pay the players and staff’s salaries but they are committed to finding a standing solution.
“Yes we have not managed to pay salaries for the past months,” He confirmed, before adding that they “have not yet cleared players’ salaries for the months of March, April, and the just-concluded, May. But that’s a management issue” which they are going to sort out very soon.