Igugu Lekapa Threaten To Strike?
Cape Town All Stars Threaten Strike Action Over Alleged Non-Payment Of Salaries
News reaching the Siya crew is that some of Cape Town All Stars’ players have threatened to strike by not fulfilling their away fixture this weekend due to the alleged non-payment of February salaries.
At the heart of the problem is an alleged disagreement between Igugu Lekapa and Swallows FC, with Siya sources saying that there is confusion as to who is responsible for the payments.
Since the deal between the two outfits was reported some time ago, two Swallows officials have been based in Cape Town, overseeing training, watching NFD games and generally getting familiar with players, however, things have gone wrong according to the source.
“Swallows says All Stars chairman, Lunga Ncwana, must pay,” revealed a source. “But Ncwana wants Swallows to take over payments. If the boys and their technical team are not paid by tomorrow morning (Friday) then nobody is travelling to Durban for the match against Uthongathi FC.”
The issue of money is not the only concern worrying the Cape players. They are also refusing to sign a transfer document from All Stars to Swallows which has been brought to the attention of the SA Football Players’ Union (SAFPU).
“Brent Carelse of the SAFPU was spotted in Parow trying to sort both problems out,” concluded the source.
The Siya crew attempted to contact Ntwana for comment, though did not take the numerous calls put through to him at the time of publishing.