Be Forward Wanderers football club players have been hit hard by the effects of coronavirus as they have seen their June salary reduced by 60%.
In May, the Japanese second hand car selling dealer Be Forward which sponsors the club announced the reduction of salaries of the players by half but according to Wanderers captain Alfred Manyozo jnr he was surprised to receive a call on Monday that their June salaries will be reduced by 60%.
“I was called on Monday by one of our executive committee members only to be told that out June salaries will be cut by 60%. This has not been received well by my fellow players. They have insisted on not receiving the salary until the issue is resolved”, said Manyozo.
The decision to further cut the players salaries came a few weeks after their sponsor announced early last month to have reversed their decision to stop financing the club but will rather continue giving their players half of their agreed salaries.
In his comment the Lali Lubani side general secretary Victor Maunde said, “With how things are economically in the world, it’s a bit better that they have deducted the salaries than the decision earlier which was to stop sponsoring the club for three months. We understand that the players are only depending on their salary during this time when games are not being played and have received the news as a shock but that’s all the sponsor can do for now.
“The situation is not good at the club and as an executive committee we have a meeting tomorrow (Friday) to see how we can move forward,” said Maunde.
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