Following a reported a sit-down strike by the Uganda Cranes players on Tuesday that saw them cancel training ahead of the July 5th Total Africa Cup of Nations Round of 16 ties against Senegal, the Federation of Uganda Football Association, FUFA has released a statement to clear the air on the player bonuses and allowances.
In a statement released on Wednesday morning at the FUFA website, all players allowances and bonuses have been paid.
According to FUFA as of 2nd July 2019, each player has already received up to 14,600 USD (App 55m UGX) with more daily allowances and winning bonuses awaiting to be earned and paid on time.
In addition to the statement, 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,” the statement concluded.
Meanwhile, FUFA believes the players will respect the signed Code of Conduct and this matter will be resolved like many others before.
This is the first time in recent time that a Uganda Cranes players’ strike has gone viral and complaints from the fans have aroused insisting that these camp wrangles may affect the team’s performance in their upcoming game with Senegal.
Uganda will play Senegal in the first knockout stage on Friday and the winner between the two sides will clash with either Morocco or Guinea at the quarterfinal stage on July 10th.
By John Dalton Kigozi