17 Jul, 13:55
Chemelil Sugar FC players are reportedly on a go slow over unpaid salaries stretching to four months as the sugar-belt sides continue to face serious financial challenges this season.
The club has reportedly not paid its playing unit for four months and the players are have now decided that enough is enough and have kept away from various activities demanding settlement of their dues by the management.
-We haven't been paid a dime for months now and no one is communicating to us on when our dues will be settled. The situation is bad. Last week some players trained for two days before our match against Zoo on Sunday and it's not a surprise that we lost. Some players like Yusuf Juma and Benjamin Chaka haven't returned since we took a break a weak ago and the coaches faced a big challenge in replacing them against Zoo, a source from the club told Futaa.com.
Other company workers haven't been paid either as the parent Sugar company is facing a serious financial challenge. However, the playing unit is said to be irked by the fact that the monthly grants from KPL haven't been used to settle part of their salary arrears.
-Where does the money from KPL go to? We know the company is facing challenges but part of our salaries is paid by grants from KPL and we haven't received a dime for months, the management should clarify on the issue. We are demoralized, a player speaking on condition on anonymity told Futaa.com.
Efforts to reach Chemelil Secretary Bosco Magare were futile as our calls went unanswered.