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WE WANT MONEY: Uganda Cranes Players on strike over pay

Posted: 2019-07-03T06:46:07Z Read: 1,105 times
WE WANT MONEY: Uganda Cranes Players on strike over pay

Things are not well in the Uganda Cranes camp. The team qualified to the round of 16 and will play against Senegal on Friday.  Players have however stopped training apparently because they are not getting paid.

According to a statement by FUFA, the players are only being indiscipline and breaching a code of conduct.

Every member of the team signed the Code of Conduct before being allowed into the camp.

The financial structure to be paid to each member of the Uganda Cranes in the Code of Conduct is as follows;

FUFA has already paid the following amounts to each member

* 420 USD for the Camp in Uganda (14 days)

* 5,100 USD for the Foreign Camp (34 days ending 30th June 2019)

* 4,000 USD for the Winning Bonus of the DR Congo match

* 2,000 USD for the Draw against Zimbabwe

Far and beyond the Code of Conduct, FUFA has also paid extra 2,780 USD to each player for camp morale and 300 USD for the International friendly match against Ivory Coast.

As of 2nd July 2019, each player has received up to 14,600 USD (App 55m UGX) already with more daily allowances and winning bonuses awaiting to be earned and paid on time.

According to FUFA, there is currently nothing owing to the players as per the signed Code of Conduct and more than 2 Billion UGX has been paid to this item alone.

This matter has been explained to the players and instead they have opted to renegotiate the terms of the Code of Conduct after qualifying to the round of 16 leading to the decision not to undergo training.

FUFA believes the players will respect the signed Code of Conduct and this matter will be resolved like many others before.

Additional information picked from FUFA website.