Maun based Sankoyo Bush Bucks is in dire need of funds to finance the day to day running of the club.
The club’s Public Relations Officer, Baganetsi Kamanakao revealed in a recent interview with The Telegraph at Maun Sports Complex that the club has no money in its bank account. He said Sankoyo’s precarious financial standing was a result of poor financial management by the club’s former committee members.
“The issue of finances was never discussed during the time of the past committee. Members did as they wished with the little money that was available and now we are in financial dire straits,” he said.
He further revealed that the entire committee has since been dissolved. The Telegraph is informed that some players have not been paid their December salaries and their welfare is in shambles.
“We need urgent help because we owe a lot of companies and individuals. We need at least P300, 000 or more to settle debts, and we don’t know where that will come from. Just last week, we did not have fuel money to collect players so they could come for training. Mind you this is the same team that made lots of money through gate takings alone in the last season. Sadly, no one has been held to account for mismanaging the club’s finances,” said Kamanakao.
However, he expressed confidence in the newly appointed committee, saying it comprises of prominent business people who will carry the team forward and defend its premier league status. Kamanakao also commended the management of Sedie Hotel for their patronage and continued support to the club.
“The hotel has pledged to offer free accommodation, transport and so forth to players whenever they are on camp. We encourage other companies to follow suit and help the team,” he said.