Uganda Premier league Club which is based in Jinja, Busoga United Football club has come out to release a statement on their players unpaid salaries, purported players strike and unrest.
This comes after reports coming out through the media showing Busoga United players are planing a strike because of their un paid salaries by club and plotting to strike in showing their grievance.
“We greatly appreciate and recognise the immerse contribution and extra efforts of our players in helping us finish the UPL 2019/20 season in record position.” Reads part of the statement released by the club.
“We indeed owe players unpaid dues and share their frastrations over delay, its is a scary time just like other Clubs or businneses, Covid 19 was hit us hard but we establishing new avenues for raising finances.”
“We are committed to ensuring players arrears are cleared and confident that will be hanlded in the best way possible. “
“Payers arrears are currently the club’s first priority obligation and management is fighting tooth and nail to raise funds to settle the outstanding dues. However details of our Contract obligations to the players remain confidential. “
On players purported strike and unrest.
“Our players have exhibited utmost patience despite the very odd times and we are greatly appreciate them,”
“We have kept close contact with our players more than before ever before and confident that they trust our efforts.”
“Our players are professional enough and aware of the proper channels to voice their concerns and their belief in dialogue.”
“We wish to protect our players from all allegations and false prophecies.”
“Its our moment of struggle that define us, how we handle them is what matters and we are family that shall remain stronger.”
Busoga United did not send their captain to represent them in meeting that was hold at FUFA house mengo with UPL and FBL Clubs captains.
Busoga United say they did not receive the communication through their official channels.
“We convey our sincere most apologies to our players and all attached parties.”
“The club did not receive the communication via their registered official club email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or via our new CEO personal email prior to the meeting.”
Busoga United is facing a lot of problems which stretches back with the Kyabaziga kingdom about the share allocations of the club.
And Kyabazinga prohibited them from using the “Busoga” name and distanced themselves from the club.
Their Public Relation Officer Fred Mwabu did resign from his role for his personal businesses.