During these hard times of Coronavirus, many footballers are worried that their clubs might not pay their salaries should this go on longer.
Express FC chief executive officer, Hamza Jjunju, has assured their players not to worry.
In Uganda, it is not unusual that footballers go months without pay even when the situation is normal. Now that the world is hit by a pandemic with no football, fears of players going through this season without pay are justified.
Express FC’s C.E.O, Hamza Jjunju, has assured his players that despite not making any money, they will keep paying all their arrears during this trying time.
Jjungu, however, requested the Uganda Premier League to postpone the league return that is scheduled for 5th May, highlighting concerns about player fitness since they are not training now.
World over, clubs are not making any money during this period of lockdown, with each left with the heavy burden of paying their players and staff. While some players have voluntarily waived their salaries for the lockdown period, other leagues are trapped in negotiations of pay cuts for their stars.