Lower Division club Kansai Plascon FC has refuted claims that the club terminated contracts of all players and technical team.
The Club CEO Tom Ocen, in an exclusive interview with this website, has said that the Management of Kansai Plascon Limited, a painters manufacturing company that runs the Club, will not be paying salaries to players and technical team until next season – Which has not been the case in the past.
Ocen has blamed the financial constraints caused by the ongoing Covid19 pandemic as the catalyst behind the infamous decision.
News of contract termination spread widely after the meeting that transpired on Monday at the Kansai Plascon headquarters in Industrial area.
“The meeting was to inform the players and technical team that Management will not be paying Salaries for the month of June, July and until the season begins,” Ocen told The-SportsNation.
“Unlike other clubs, Kansai has been issuing out payments even in off season in the past. We have been paying everyone at the club since March, but the financial struggles everywhere have forced us to stop, and so we saw it right to inform the players about the decision.
“We have not laid off any one at the club, its a tough situation we have seen before. All the players are still contracted with the club.”
The Club has found it challenging to pay players and staff for over eight months with no football action ongoing.
Kansai Plascon, previously called Sadolin Paints, were relegated from the FUFA Big League last season per the initial decision after finishing seventh (inside the bottom three) in the Rwenzori group with 10 points from 11 games.
However, a recent petition from Ndejje and some other clubs who provided proof that FUFA came up with a wrong interpretation of the rules, may see the club keep their status in Big League.
Kansai Plascon FC were sixth, just outside the red zone at the end of the First Round.
If the club is relegated to the Regional league, a source has said that all the contracts of players and technical team will have to be renegotiated – With pay cuts inevitable.