SC Villa: Coaches Lay Down Tools Over Non Payments

SC Villa coaches went on a strike on Wednesday to protest non-payment of salaries for the past months.

Players were paid recently by just one month but coaches did not receive a single penny, something which did not sit well with the tacticians who decided to lay down the tools.

Training on Wednesday morning was not held as stranded players were sent back home for early showers from Villa park.

It is said that part of the coaches including head coach Edward Kaziba were willing to go on with the session but Nestroy Kizito insisted and showed his grievances with the club administration.

Villa’s underperformance this season has been credited on financial constraits despite the club launching a new kit in April.

The record winners recently suspended club captain Asuman Alishe when he came out and confirmed the open secret to Daily Monitor that the players had gone months without pay.

Like most clubs in the country and other sectors, the Covid19 pandemic has had bizarre effects on finances but Villa and non payments are intertwined since recent memory.

The 16-time league record winners are ninth with 36 points, sitting closer to relegation than they are to the league top.

They were bundled out of the Stanbic Uganda Cup by rivals Vipers despite clinching a vital draw at Kitende in the first leg.

With one win from last five matches, Villa return to action on Friday at Bombo against UPDF before Busoga United (H), Kitara (A) and Wakiso Giants (H) matches.



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