Villa CEO Shawn Mubiru On Released Players, Unpaid Salaries

SC Villa CEO Shawn Mubiru has lifted lid on the ongoing reports that the club has released some players.

Mubiru, appointed last year to replace David Sserebe, also cleared air on the issue of unpaid players salaries.

On Thursday, Emmanuel Kalyowa showed his discontent with the Villa management after going 10 months without pay.

“On unpaid players salaries, I have been clear from day one, that all those that have taken part in serving the club whether nonplaying and playing staff will be paid once the club is in the position to do. Just like any business, the club is also struggling in these times,” Mubiru tweeted.

“On Financials, just like any business, the club is working towards building assets to enable it have financial independence and sustainability. All these things take time building, we are working on all these steps that will make us financially stable and sound.

“As a club, we had players, those that we thought should have got playing time elsewhere. There are those whose contracts had ended and the club chose not renew, because some of them spent most time of last season injured.”

Mubiru did not confirm the released players but earlier sources reported that Ibrahim Kibumba, Ambrose Kirya, Samson Kirya and Bashir Mutanda are some of the players whose contracts have expired.

Villa, under Coach Edward Kaziba, finished third with 46 points in a league that was ended by FUFA due to Covid19 pandemic.

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