After a sit-down strike by the Uganda Cranes players on Tuesday ahead of the July 5th Total Africa Cup of Nations Round of 16 tie against Senegal, FUFA has cleared the air.
In a statement released on Wednesday morning at the FUFA website, all players allowances and bonuses have been paid.
“As of 2nd July 2019, each player has received up to 14,600 USD (App 55m UGX) already with more daily allowances and winning bonuses awaiting to be earned and paid on time,” part of the FUFA statement read.
“According to FUFA, there is currently nothing owing to the players as per the signed Code of Conduct and more than 2 Billion UGX has been paid to this item alone.”
“This matter has been explained to the players and instead they have opted to renegotiate the terms of the Code of Conduct after qualifying to the round of 16 leading to the decision not to undergo training,” the statement concluded.
This is the first time in recent time that a Uganda Cranes players’ strike has gone public and this may be the end of international careers for some the players in Egypt.
If Uganda goes past Senegal on Friday, they will book a date with either Morocco or Guinea at the quarterfinal stage on July 10th.