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Celtic Players Go On Solidarity Strike Amid Pay Dispute

Bloemfontein Celtic's Players Are Said To Be On Strike

By Soccer Laduma - Jul 04, 2018 03:15 PM
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.


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sora06 Joined: 09 May 2018
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sora06 Jul 05, 2018 08:04 AM
@SoulBuddy The last time I checked Celtic were sponsored by MTN.And they were once sponsored by Vodacom but they complained that Vodacom is not giving them as much attention as Soweto giants so they crossed the floor.
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sora06 Jul 05, 2018 07:55 AM
@downzzz as long as he does not sniff around Naturena
PROPHET OF DOOM Joined: 08 Jun 2018
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PROPHET OF DOOM Jul 04, 2018 09:07 PM
Max Tshabalala must just sell this team because it's clear that he d0esn't aff0rd it,he said the club is f0r sale a m0nth ag0 but the supp0rters and Mangaung municipality leaders t0ld him n0t t0 sell it as if they were g0ing t0 fanincially assist him 0n running it, he must just sell the club t0 wh0ever that is willing t0 buy it 0r else he will have a pr0blem.
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SoulBuddy Jul 04, 2018 04:45 PM
It's no child's play owning/running a Football Club in South Africa at the moment. One needs a cash injection to carry the business seamlessly over a period of time. By that I don't mean emptying personal coffers to sustain a happy workforce coupled with operational costs and other administration debts. Siwelele needs a well established corporate business to pump serious cash spread over a minimum of 5-years just like what Wits, Supersport and Chiefs/Pirates have currently with Bidvest, Multichoice and Vodacom respectively. Technical sponsors are just there for sport-attire and sporting equipment (e.g Kits, Tracksuits, Soccer Boots, Running Shoes, Training apparatus like Cones & Balls) in exchange for marketing their product with the club's logo in their brands. It's also a chance for them to add their brand insignia at Admin Offices, Training Grounds and perhaps on Transport Sponsors. However, how the Clubs negotiate their deals with them can /cannot inject a separate source of income. Having a long-term sponsorship deal eases pressure on the administration of the club and allows them enough time to coerce their current primary sponsor to extend the partnership or find a new sponsor who is willing to up the offer the club currently has until the end of the contract. I hope this sheds light to many in this blog who do not understand the possible predicament Max Tshabalala might be in.
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roger-fetumba Jul 04, 2018 04:34 PM
Max now lack financial muscles
thabanakhosi Joined: 08 Jan 2014
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thabanakhosi Jul 04, 2018 04:00 PM
Lorenzo please come back
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ianwalepiratees Jul 04, 2018 03:52 PM
Millionaires from bloem should buy the team from max he is failing to run the club big time.
downzzz Joined: 27 Jan 2018
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downzzz Jul 04, 2018 03:52 PM
I see kompela resign again here
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zibaya Jul 04, 2018 03:36 PM
Max pay the players!

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