Three Sports Club Victoria University (SCVU) have filed a petition to the Uganda Football Players’ Association (UFPA) reportedly alleging non payment of their wages and basic allowances by their club.
The players in the frame are midfielders Farouk Kawooya and Yakubu Ramathhan as well as the lanky forward Pate Wanok.
The trio bitterly decry the pathetic conditions upon which they have endured to complete the first round of the current 2015/16 season;
We have at time gone days without training allowances. Salaries and match bonuses are now a myth at the club
In response to the players’ plight, the Uganda Football Players Association Chief Executive Officer, Paul Mutakabala has forwarded the matter to the FUFA players’ status committee.
The letter reads in part;
Faluku Kawooya, Pate Wanok and Yakubu Ramathan entered into contractual agreements to play football for SCVU. The club has however its contractual obligations for the players and thus a breach of contract. Football being the source of livelihood for these players and their immediate families, it is in view of UFPA that they are relieved from the contract with SCVU.
SCVU has been given a notice and they are expected to come with a defence in the seven days.
At a same date, the affected players and the management of SCVU will convene in the midst of the UFPA and FUFA players; status committee officials to come up with the way forward.
Copy of the letter: