Cash strapped Wazito FC on verge of losing players
The once perceived BetKing Premier League “Moneybags” Wazito FC is on the verge of losing players due to unpaid salaries.
According to an unnamed source, there is a looming mass exodus of players who are demanding unpaid salaries dated back to February April 2021.
Wazito FC boss Ricardo Badoer has disputed the allegations saying that the situation is being blown out of proportion by people whose main agenda is to destroy the club’s image. The flamboyant Badoer acknowledged that the March salary was delayed due to bank-related issues but all the matter has been sorted.
“People with hidden agendas are spreading false information regarding Wazito FC player’s salaries. We always make sure to pay on time every time. The fact is that we were late with the March salaries due to bank transfer issues. The matter has been solved.” He tweeted.
The club captain Bernard Ochieng, has echoed Badoer’s sentiments saying all is well at the club and he is yet to receive any complaint from his teammates.
“I’m yet to receive any complaints of discontentment from any of my teammates. I wouldn’t wish to discuss anything touching on money, but all I can assure you is that all is well at Wazito,” said Ochieng.
Badoer also announced that Wazito players and technical bench will continue receiving full salary despite a government order to temporarily stop football activities in the country to compact the covid19 third wave in the country.
“My company is an international company, we have a huge number of people working for us and in Kenya alone, we have employed around 65 people. If I decide not to pay them because of the virus, their families will suffer because they cannot do any other job right now. I am showing solidarity and responsibility by paying them all their dues during this difficult period,” he said.
Football fanatics have been questioning if Badoer’s sentiments are a true reflection of the financial status at the club following players’ outcry over salary nonpayment.