Celtic Players Go On Solidarity Strike Amid Pay Dispute
Bloemfontein Celtic faces another difficult situation with the club’s players, with word reaching the Siya crew that the team is on strike in solidarity with those who have allegedly not been paid.
Veselin Jelusic recently left the club for reasons that were not confirmed, however there was talk that at least part of the reason was due to financial issues that he ran into during his time in the Free State.
Now, with the 2018/19 season on the horizon, the players are believed to be on strike and not at training, even those that have been paid on time. It is said that, although the majority of players have their money, the whole team is standing together on the matter until all of their teammates have been paid.
A source, speaking on condition of anonymity, said, “The majority of the guys got paid on time, but some players haven’t been paid yet, so the agreement is to only return to training once the other guys get paid.”
Celtic recently appointed Steve Komphela as their new head coach for the season, although it appears that he isn’t having the easiest start to life with Siwelele.
The Siya crew did try to contact club chairman, Max Tshabalala, for comment on the matter, however were unable get comment by the time of publishing.