FARPost can confirm that KwaZulu Natal outfit AmaZulu are forging ahead with plans to effect salary cuts as of this month.
Last week, ‘Usuthu’ informed their staff, including players, that the Coronavirus outbreak that has halted the game has affected the club’s coffers.
In turn, the club intended to cut salaries this month, which is likely to continue until football returns.
FARPost is in possession of a communique from general manager James Dlamini to the players that states in no uncertain terms that the players will indeed have to contend with salary cuts.
“Dear all players, Technical and Management,” reads the message from Dlamini.
“Due to the Corona Virus pendimic (sic) which resulted in the Lock Down and b Suspension (sic) of all Sporting Events including ourselves (Football Matches), after my engagement with the President we came to the conclusion that the team has to come up with proposal of Pay cut percentage but we need to engage and send it to me (General Manager) so that we can discuss it and we will finalise with President once discussions have been completed. Kind regards, James Dlamini.”
The SA Football Players’ Union (Safpu) has already stated on record that it would engage the club on the matter considering AmaZulu are still receiving their monthly PSL grant of R2.5 million.
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