StarTimes Uganda Premier League club SC Villa has spent ‘about’ six months without paying salaries to its players, a player says.
Despite all the financial struggles, the record 16-time champions have been a force to reckon this season.
SC Villa, who are at the round of 16 in Stanbic Uganda Cup, are third with 46 points in the league.
They beat leaders Vipers at own backyard in Kitende and recorded a league double over bitter rivals Express among other statement wins.
“The situation at the club is not fine, we are about six months without receiving our salaries,” said a Villa player who preferred anonymity.
Prior to their away trip against Onduparaka FC in Arua, Villa players had staged a strike. However, a reported phone call from one of the football heads in the country to the players changed tides.
“We received some money in January this year but it was for the previous month,” the player narrates. “We are like orphans.”
“We are just going to do our duty, finish the league, see how far we can go in Uganda Cup. May be the bosses will get ashamed end do something.”
The player revealed to this website that they are not receiving allowances as well, and may be forced to take other means to see that they get paid.
Recently, SC Villa were asked to release Charles Lwanga and were ordered to clear his seven-month arrears.
Efforts to reach an official at the club to clarify on the matter, have been fruitless.