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Salim Jamal: Cranes Goalkeeper Has Case Against Al Merriekh Dismissed

Uganda Cranes goalkeeper Salim Jamal Magoola will not be paid salary arrears by former club Al Merriekh SC.

Jamal had earlier petitioned the Sudanese Football Association (SFA) regarding arrears totalling $70, 000 that he is owed by Al Merriekh.

The money accumulated between 2017 and 2018 and it includes salary arrears of seven months and sign-on-fees.

According to a letter signed by the SFA General Secretary Hassan Abugabal, the FA can not process Jamal’s complaint because the contract is ‘older than two years’.

Jamal has expressed discontent with Sudan Federation, saying that it has shielded Al Merreikh.

“In 2017/18 season, El Merreikh club failed to clear my arrears with all the commitment I made till the season ended,” said Jamal.

“I went without pay for seven months and part of my signing fee equaling to $70,000.

“Just received a letter from the Sudan Federation that my case cannot be processed regarding the contract is 2 years older even without the player’s status article number.

“This is how some clubs treat foreigners in Sudan, the Federation protects its clubs leaving the foreign players with no choice but to suffer and some fail to travel back to their countries.

“Justice will be prevailed and good enough there’s something to prove my case at FIFA. See you there.”

Jamal is currently featuring for Al Merriekh rivals Al Hilal, a side he joined in 2018.

The 24 year old is capped six times for the Uganda Cranes and he is highly tipped to replace the retired Denis Onyango as the team’s first choice custodian.


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