Some Blue Eagles FC players have cried foul over the club’s delay to pay them their share from the Carlsberg Cup K7 million (about $20 588) winner’s prize money.
The club’s management announced that the players would share 75 percent of the prize money (K5.25 million or about $15 411)), but three weeks down the line, the players are yet to get their cut.
One of the senior players confided in Weekend Nation that the players are disappointed by management’s failure to pay them their dues.
“Imagine, it is now almost three weeks and we are yet to get our dues. Every time we take up the issue with management they keep on assuring us that we will receive them, but we are very now disappointed,” said the player who asked for anonymity.
The disappointment by Eagles players extended on social network and their top striker Innocent Bokosi on Friday posted on his Facebook wall saying: “Kuwina cup koma kuvutika kulandila ndalama, zoona zimenezi (We won the cup, but we are struggling to get our dues, this is not realistic).”
His teammate Charles Ngosi chipped in: “True bro! Tayesesa, koma it ain’t working our way.”
But the club’s general secretary Ackis Muwanga attributed the delay to pay the players on logistics.
“The money was deposited into our account and according to the procedures, it is only expected to mature today [Friday]. It is only unfortunate that the players do not understand, but they will get their dues,” assured Muwanga.
Eagles beat Escom United 1-0 to win the Carlsberg Cup.