SAFPU & Mulenga Take Cosmos To FIFA
SAFPU And Clifford Mulenga Escalate Cosmos Matter
SAFPU's deputy secretary general Calvin Motloung says the organisation has taken the matter between Jomo Cosmos and their client Clifford Mulenga to FIFA.
According to Motloung, the player is owed close to R165 000 in monies by the club after going for five months without a salary.
The Zambian played 22 games for Ezenkosi in all competitions including the play-offs and Nedbank Cup last season, contributing five goals and one assist. He arrived at Ezenkosi from fellow NFD outfit Mbombela United in 2017.
"Bra J (Jomo Sono) hasn't paid yet and the matter we are taking it to FIFA now for Clifford," Motloung told the Siya crew.
"We are just waiting for FIFA, We have sent letters to FIFA. He is owed for something like four to five months salary. The case is being handled by FIFA now, we are waiting for them to come back to us. But I know that Jomo wants us to talk you see, we will be meeting him sometime next week to hear what is he saying.
"We are taking the issue very seriously but we have to listen to what bra J have to say. There is always a room, remember AmaZulu we did sit down with Lunga (Sokhela) and gave him a chance to agree and settle this thing. It's just that it was him who said he didn't want to talk to us, he doesn't want to pay. If you reach a R2 agreement with our client which is the player, there's nothing we can do. We listen, we take instructions from our client, which is the player.
"So if Bra J comes and offer something and if the player says he is happy...he is happy you see. Remember Clifford didn't hide anything about his salary, openly so he said he was earning...the contract is R33 000 monthly. So we will be meeting bra J and his lawyer sometime next week, and hear if we can find each other.
"As we have said before we are not happy with the deduction or the docked six points, We are not happy about that because the members are the ones who suffer. It's not something that we can be proud of, we don't wish it to happen to any other team. So if we can just respect players contracts I don't think such things will happen in our football."
The Siya crew attempted contacting Jomo Cosmos coach, Jomo Sono, who was unavailable at the time of publishing.