Wakiso Giants Football Club players celebrate a goal

Top-flight football entity Wakiso Giants has become the first club to agree in unison for a pay cut in this global pandemic of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

All the players of this club, referred to as the “Purple Sharks” have concurred with management for a 50% pay cut for their salaries of March, April and May months due to the pandemic.

This is a precedent set by the Uganda Premier League debutants who have also posted some promising results during the first time of asking.

Wakiso Giants’ Hassan Wasswa Dazo celebrates a goal in the Stanbic Uganda Cup

With virtually no football action across the country following a Government directive to ban massive crowds that would precipitate the easy contracting of this highly contagious ailment, all players are back at their respective home in self-isolation.

For 32 days, there is no single club conducting training sessions and no match has been played.

The Government 32-day ban of massive meetings will end towards the end of April 2020 after monitoring the current state of the Coronavirus situation in the country.

Currently, Uganda has 45 Coronavirus patients with no deaths reported.

The move by Wakiso Giants’ players following a decision from Kitara FC head coach Mark Twinamatisko to cut off 50 percent of his salary to top-up for the players.

WE AGREED IN A SHOW OF TEAM WORK AND SOLIDARITY FOR A PAY CUT OF OUR MONTHLY SALARY FOR THREE MONTHS; MARCH, APRIL AND MAY IN THIS LOCK-DOWN OF THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC. WE ARE CURRENTLY HOME IN isolation and pray this situation gets back to normal as soon as possible

Faha Kawooya, Wakiso Giants Captain

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David Isabirye

David Isabirye is a senior staff writer for Kawowo Sports where he covers most of the major events.

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