Motsepe Foundation Championship side All Stars have become the latest Premier Soccer League side that failed to pay players’ salaries, SSnews has learnt.
All Stars relocated to Johannesburg at the beginning of the season after spending years in Cape Town. The relocating of the club was all about saving costs – mainly for travels – since there were six clubs from Limpopo in the Motsepe Foundation Championship.
‘Umlilo’ hired experienced Morgan Mammila as their administrator as they were looking to build a new side, with football tactician Sinethemba Badela appointed as the head coach.
A few days before the season kicked off there were some issues regarding their new home venue, which led them to play their first three games away from home.
Despite Mammila leaving, initially to join Chippa United, Badela’s side kept on pushing this season and reached the round of 32 of Nedbank Cup, where they were eliminated by Orlando Pirates.
Things didn’t get any easier as they lost their next two league matches. Immediately there were rumors that the club is for sale but the team turned things around and went on a nine-match unbeaten run and they are currently sitting fifth in the standings.
However, latest news reaching Senzo Sambo Football News now is that some players were left stranded after they didn’t receive their salaries for April. According to a close source, the team didn’t train on Thursday.
This publication tried to contact the leadership of the club but phones were not picked up.
All Stars have two remaining fixtures, facing already-relegated Black Leopards before closing the season against current Motsepe Foundation Championship table toppers Casric Stars.
Some players might leave the club at the end of the season to join some Psl clubs because some of the teams that are playing In the Motsepe Foundation Championship do not pay their players eligible instead they let then work without pay.
SSnews has learnt that some players who earn less money are the only ones getting paid at the club and most especially its the coach who is always getting paid but the other players fail to receive their salaries at the club and some of the players who are at All Stars are loaned which means they must also be paid by the Johannesburg based club equally.
A Few months ago All Stars wanted to sell their status but it looked like some clubs did not approach,but according to a source Jomo Cosmos Football Club are one of the teams interested in buying the Status of all Stars FC.
All Stars Football Club are yet to make a decision whether they still want to sell their club or not and the Announcement will be announced he on Senzo Sambo Football News.