- The reduction of player salaries has been a big talking point since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, Bandari FC stands firm against such measures.
Twaha Mbara, on behalf of Bandari’s Board of Trustees, has confirmed that as things stand, their players will not be taking pay cuts to help with the running of the club.
Football clubs in the KPL are experiencing severe financial issues during the coronavirus crisis, with income streams having been decimated especially after the Elite league was halted. Most of the clubs have asked their players to sacrifice a portion of their salaries,
“I just want to guarantee my players that they will be paid in full even in this difficult time of Corona pandemic. All this time we have not been playing, every player has been earning as usual and we’ll make sure this is the case even with our other staff.” Twaha affirmed.
The former FKF Vice-Chairman closed his message hoping for an end to the crisis but said that will happen only if people adhere to the guidelines issued by the Ministry of Health.
Twaha is looking forward to seeing his team healthy and stronger when they get back to the pitch. He sends a message to them to play their part in curbing the spread.
“I understand they are eager to get onto the pitch again but the most important thing right now is to make sure they follow the guidelines, we want them to be safe with their families. This should not even be an option,” he stated.
During Bandari’s last league at Mbaraki Sports Club on March 7, they attained a 1-0 victory over Kariobangi Sharks. At the Elite League level, the FKF Shield Cup champions were at position nine. The progress was good.