StarTimes Uganda Premier League side Nyamityobora Football Club has suspended five of their senior players despite their struggling times in the league.
According to the club president Eng. Immanuel Ben Misagga, the players were suspended due to indiscipline that cannot be tolerated at the club.
“The suspension of these players is because of indiscipline and inciting others with bad influence. Their primary duty is to play football,” Misagga said as quoted by Kawowo Sports.
The five players suspended include midfielders Ivan Mbowa and the dread-locked Ibrahim Massa, shot-stopper Hilary Jomi as well as strikers John Wesley Kisakye and Patrick Gonahasa.
This is the second time this season that the “Abanyakare” are suspending players with the first culprits being first choice goalkeeper Franco Oringa and former captain Henry Wamala, who were both accused of betting the club’s games.
Nonetheless, sources close to the club that has been granted permission to host their home games from the Kakyeka Stadium in Mbarara after using the Betway Muteesa II Stadium, Wankulukuku as their temporary home ground this season say that the players are accused of demanding for their salary arrears.
Reports suggest that these players having been inciting their teammates to go on striker after accumulating salary arrears of about three months although the club president refutes these rumours.
“We made all payments for the outstanding balances in allowances and salaries. The only month yet to be paid is December 2018,” Misagga further noted.