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Wanderers to meet over salary cut

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TO LEAD PLAYERS DURING MEETING—Manyozo

Be Forward Wanderers players are today scheduled to meet their main executive committee to map out the way forward on a further 10 per cent salary cut.

Wanderers had initially announced a 50 per cent salary reduction after sponsor Be Forward’s decision to halve its package due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

However, the players noticed a 60 per cent reduction in their June pay against the agreed 50 per cent.

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This did not go down well with the players who have taken their officials to task for not informing them about the additional 10 per cent cut.

Wanderers General Secretary, Victor Maunde, said the 60 per cent deduction was too much.

“We have called for a roundtable with the players so that we all pull in the same direction. It is indeed disappointing to hear that the players have been deducted 60 per cent from their salaries.

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“We only received communication from our sponsorship coordinator Mike Butao that our sponsor has decided to cut salaries by 60 per cent due to the Covid-19 pandemic. As an executive committee, we are also worried because the cut is too much. So the meeting will map out the way forward,” Maunde said.

Nomads Captain Alfred Manyozo said the players were not going to take the additional cut.

“We are already struggling to make ends meet because the season remains suspended. We agreed to the initial 50 per cent cut without problems knowing that our sponsor is also struggling to do business. But we were surprised to notice that the deduction had gone up to 60 per cent. As players, we are not going to take this,” Manyozo said.

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