Former Be Forward Wanderers and Flames captain Joseph Shakira Kamwendo has urged all super league football players to join hands in pushing for the resumption of football games in the country.
Kamwendo’s call comes after the country’s football activities were suspended in March, 2020 following the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic.
Following the imposed COVID-19 restriction measures, the country’s top flight league, TNM, which was supposed to kick off on March 21, 2020 was suspended indefinitely.
However, Kamwendo has expressed the need for a joint effort from all the players, to reach the authorities involved in managing issues of the pandemic, so as to ask them to give a green light for the resumption of the sport.
Kamwendo said: “If we complain on individual bases then our voice will never be held and now time has come for all the players to team up and mount pressure on the authorities for them to give a go ahead so that football can start in the country.”
He further bemoaned the current players’ welfare which has drastically worsen due to inactivity of the sports since it is the source of their bread and batter.
“Most of us players rely on football to provide necessities to our families and with the current situation we are going through hard times,” bemoaned Kamwendo.
The former national team superstar has also expressed concern that both football and government authorities are not doing enough to bringing hope for the resumption of the game.
Some football clubs in the country have slashed the salaries of their players up to 50 percent while others have completely suspended paying the salaries due to financial impact emanated from the coronavirus outbreak.