KEFWA looking into Ushuru’s mass dismissal

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2020 00:00 |
Ushuru FC players during a past match. Photo/PD/RODGERS NDEGWA

National Super League Ushuru FC’s recent move to terminate contracts of 20 players has drawn the ire of Kenya Football Welfare Association (KEFWA). 

The taxmen, who play in the second tier, were given notice by the club’s management last Friday in a letter signed by acting CEO Stephen Mathenge.

“We regret to announce to you that we will be ending your term of employment with us as of July 1, 2020.

Please consider the aforementioned date as your last day of work. This is done in compliance with the minimum notice period required by your contract,” the letter read in part.

That communication has prompted a fierce reaction from KEFWA chairman James Situma who called the move by Ushuru’s management inhumane. 

“In this difficult moment of Covid-19, we must have some empathy. Indeed most of the affected players might have had their contracts elapsing but the management should have been considerate and may be allowed the players sometime before the transfer market comes.

I feel the issue is sensitive and we must come in because we have received the complaints at our offices already,” Situma told People Sport on phone yesterday.

“The letter just speaks bout the players being free to talk to other teams but it is unrealistic because nobody knows the direction of this coronavirus pandemic which will affect them and leave them vulnerable,” he added.

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