Eagles failing to pay their players

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KickOff.com has discovered that some local footballers might have to endure the country's lockdown until April 16 without food.

This comes after Royal Eagles players were not paid their salaries for the end of March.

According to SAFPU, they are the only local club that has failed to pay its players their full salaries during South Africa's lockdown aimed at controlling the coronavirus outbreak.

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SAFPU deputy general secretary Calvin Motloung has revealed that the GladAfrica Championship club failed to honour the payment of salaries at the end of March.

"Some players were paid half salaries and some were not paid at all," Motloung tells KickOff.com.

"They are the only team so far that has failed to pay players their salaries last month."

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Seeking clarity on the outstanding payments from Royal Eagles, club CEO Morgan Mammila shifted the goalposts and slammed the Players' Union for failing to honour their mandate in football.

"The Players' Union should now take over the media, seemingly they don't know their mandate as a players' union," Mammila retorts.

Motloung responded to these accusations by saying: "We know our mandate and that is to represent our players' interests.

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"When you guys, call should I lie and say the players were paid? I tried even to call Morgan last week to try to resolve some issues of non-payment that date back to January."

This website is currently investigating the story of another NFD club alleged to have not paid its players their full salaries last month.

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