By Maltiti Sayida Sadick
Players of Real Tamale United (RTU) have unanimously boycotted training and possibly their final Ghana Premier League match with King Faisal on 11th June 2023, due to non-payment of salaries and bonuses.
The PRO of Real Tamale United (RTU), Sey Mubarik, speaking to host Maltiti Sayida Sadick on GTV Breakfast Sports, said the club is going into a crunch meeting on Thursday, June 8, to discuss the non-payment of salaries and player bonuses.
According to him, three months salaries and four winning bonuses were not paid after the end of last season, and most of the players went home without anything, but the timing of the boycott of training and games this season makes it difficult for RTU and their hopes of climbing up the league table and increasing their points.
He added that the consequence of not playing the final match against King Faisal this weekend is dire, as the club will then be going back to Division 1, which will break the hearts of football fans all over Northern Ghana.
On the speculations of RTU facing a financial crisis, Sey Mubarik said this season is better as there have not been financial crunches with regards to funding trips for games outside of Tamale and player bonuses, and that the current situation, though difficult, is something the board and management meeting today will be addressing.
He said with a game to spare this year, the players have shown commitment and hopefully will triumph in the final game and do better next year.