Sankoyo Bush Bucks’ sitting committee will have to deal with a motion of no confidence, slapped on them by the players as their struggle to remain relevant in the elite league reaches an all-time low. The management, if not transformed, might find itself facing players’ revolt as a result of lost trust and confidence borne of ignored welfare.
In a letter written and signed by players to the management and seen by this publication, the players express dissatisfaction with the current committee for failing to show honour to them. They say the committee easily forgets that their welfare is as important as the needs of the team. ‘‘This letter is an expression of our vote of no confidence in either of them when it comes to demonstrating honesty, integrity and respect for the field employees of the team. They seem to forget the fact that the welfare of the players is just as important as the needs of the team,’’ reads the letter in part.
From what this publication could gather, Sankyo Bush Bucks players are livid over what they see as sheer dishonesty by the committee in promising them better salaries; promises that later vanish into thin air. Players, therefore feel they cannot work with such a committee, and as a better alternative, want the committee removed from their respective responsibilities.
Sankoyo players also feel that they are the primary generators of their income and therefore should be treated with the seriousness they deserve. ‘‘In our opinion, the role of the committee or leaders should be transparent in their motives, sponsorship acquisition and show integrity as an example for the team. Therefore, our impression is that we can no longer work cooperatively with a committee of this character. As per article 16 of the constitution of the club, we would like to register a vote of no confidence, respectfully asking for their removal and ask you to call a meeting of the club members immediately, so that the committee members should stand down and call an election at an earliest opportunity,’’ the letter stresses.
The move by the players to oust the committee immediately shatters the club‘s dreams of turning professional this month. Apollo Moalosi, the club chairman’s mobile phone rang without answer.
When talking to this publication earlier this year about traversing the route of professionalism, he said, ‘‘ my club is having relationships with a number of potential investors who are more than willing to partner with the club for the common cause – of turning the club professional.’’
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For the first time after eons, football clubs plying their trade in the elite league are walking in the shadow of the undefined with nothing concrete agreed and on sight before the commencement of the football season.