Royal AM players paid outstanding salaries

The South African Football Players Union has confirmed that a meeting was held with DStv Premiership side Royal AM and the club’s players regarding unpaid salaries.

The DStv Premiership side, who are now based in KwaZulu-Natal following their acquisition of Bloemfontein Celtic and the subsequent renaming and relocation of the club, had reportedly been in a very public dispute with certain players regarding the non-payment of salaries and the offering of accommodation.

In an interview with Kickoff, Gaoshubelwe confirmed that an agreement had been reached with affected players and Royal AM management.

“On Thursday we had a follow-up meeting and there were a number of outstanding requirements that were met,” Gaoshubelwe said.

“We then agreed that we would probably continue monitoring the situation, and will see what has been done and what has not.

“But I can confirm that there are players who have received salaries, those who were short paid, the outstanding balance has been paid.

“We are still checking who else hasn’t been paid because we can only know once they tell us. There are those who have agreed to settlements, who have agreed to leave, and they are also getting their August salaries.

“With regards to the issue of accommodation, they would have agreed in terms of the approach, because the team would assist them to look for accommodation, those who do not necessarily want to stay within the compound,” Gaoshubelwe added.

Royal AM picked up their first win of the season when they beat Gavin Hunt’s Chippa United 1-0 on Sunday.

Sepana Letsoalo scored the winning goal from the penalty spot in the 51st minute.

The three points moved Royal AM up to 12th place in the standings.

Real AM will next be in action on Saturday, 18 September when they take on Kaizer Chiefs at 17:00.

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