Mmegi Online :: Players’ average salary remains at P2,000
Banners
Banners
Banners
Banners
Last Updated
Thursday 23 May 2019, 16:27 pm.
Banners
Players’ average salary remains at P2,000

The Footballers Union of Botswana (FUB) has bemoaned poor working conditions for local football players. Two years after a local survey done by the world footballers’ union body, FIFPro showed that the majority of players do not receive their monthly salaries while a significant figure was subjected to abuse and harassment.
By Kabelo Boranabi Fri 01 Mar 2019, 11:48 am (GMT +2)
Mmegi Online :: Players’ average salary remains at P2,000








Half of the players who participated in the research, said they earn less than P2, 000 per month with substandard medical covers.

Speaking to Mmegi Sport this week, FUB secretary general, Kgosana Masaseng said the survey was an eye opener, but admitted little has been done in the past two years to better the livelihoods of the players.

He said an average local player still earns P2, 000 and teams are still struggling to meet their contractual agreements with players.  Of the 16 Premier League teams, only seven are able to pay the playing staff salaries on time. “From the past immediate season, we have been able to register about 45 cases (of mistreatment). 

From these cases, players are reporting unilateral termination of their contracts by the clubs. Another big problem that players face is overdue payables. Some players go for four to eight months without salaries.

We have noted that about seven teams in the league pay the players on time and the agreed amount. The rest of the nine clubs do not meet their financial obligations,” Masaseng explained.  He added the union is not satisfied with how players are treated, adding that there is a need for a dispute resolution chamber, which will help

Banners

deal with players and club contractual issues independently. 

He said the medical assistance given to the players is not satisfactory.

“We are not fully satisfied with the overall wellbeing of our members and this is why we have been fighting for the full implementation of the club licensing, the establishment of the dispute resolution chamber, which deals with contractual issues.

“We are not happy that the health of the players is not taken care of.  We are worried about the absence of a medical cover for the players. We hope to address all these through the signing of a collective bargaining agreement, which defines what the BFA (Botswana Football Association) will do to protect the rights of the players and all issues that have to do with improving the welfare of the players as a whole,” he said.

Meanwhile, what is seen as a step in the right direction is that the FUB and the BFA signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) yesterday.  This concluded five-year negotiations to formally recognise the union as the sole representative of the professional players in the country and this was done as per requirement.

The signing is expected to lead to the formation of a dispute resolution chamber.

Subscribe to our Newsletter
Banners
Banners
Banners


Sport
Fri 01 Mar 2019, 11:49 am
Fri 01 Mar 2019, 11:48 am
Fri 01 Mar 2019, 11:46 am
Fri 01 Mar 2019, 11:45 am
Fri 01 Mar 2019, 11:40 am
Fri 01 Mar 2019, 11:40 am
Fri 01 Mar 2019, 11:40 am
Fri 01 Mar 2019, 11:40 am
Fri 01 Mar 2019, 11:40 am
Fri 01 Mar 2019, 11:40 am
Fri 01 Mar 2019, 11:40 am
Thu 28 Feb 2019, 18:42 pm
Fri 22 Feb 2019, 14:08 pm
Fri 22 Feb 2019, 14:06 pm
Fri 22 Feb 2019, 14:05 pm
Fri 22 Feb 2019, 14:03 pm
Fri 22 Feb 2019, 14:02 pm
Fri 22 Feb 2019, 14:00 pm
Fri 22 Feb 2019, 14:00 pm
Fri 22 Feb 2019, 13:59 pm
Fri 22 Feb 2019, 13:54 pm
Fri 22 Feb 2019, 13:53 pm
Fri 22 Feb 2019, 13:53 pm
Wed 20 Feb 2019, 13:05 pm
Tue 19 Feb 2019, 13:38 pm
Banners
Banners
Subscribe to our Newsletter
have a story? Send us a Tip
Banners
  • Previous
    Next
    Masa Centre
    ::: Friday 24 May - Friday 24 May :::
  • Previous
    Next
    Riverwalk
    ::: Friday 24 May - Friday 24 May :::
  • Previous
    Next
    Gamecity
    ::: Friday 24 May - Friday 24 May :::
Selefu
Your excellency
Banners
Banners