• Players go two months without salaries
• Have spent 8 days without training
• Fans want executive committee disbanded
RAYON Sport just can’t seem to get away from the spot light. And like most of the time, they are in the limelight for the wrong reasons.
Latest reports indicate that the club is facing one of its worst crisis ever. The Blues, who have struggled off the field as much as they have on the pitch, have failed to pay their players for the last two months.
But worse, the players, who face a stern test in Electrogaz this Sunday, have not trained since their 2-all draw against their arch-rivals APR eight days ago.
Times Sport could not speak with the club’s officials yesterday, as they all refused to pick up their phones, but the president of the club fans Emmanuel Byiringiro said that the fans are ready to run the club.
“We (fans) intend to start up a scheme called ‘day to day’ where fans will make daily contributions aimed at footing for the players’ salaries, bonuses and allowances,” he said.
“What remains will be used to take care of players’ day to day basic requirements and maintenance of the club’s bus among other necessities.”
Byiringiro also noted that fans had resolved to disband the club’s executive committee, because it has failed in its obligations of running the club.
The current salary issue is not new at the club. Last season, players threatened to boycott a crucial league game against Atraco due to persistent delays in being paid.
In a related development, Rayon’s former coach Raoul Shungu has reported the club to FIFA for failing to pay him $40,000 (aprox.Rwf22.6m) as compensation after his contract was terminated.
Rayon wrapped up their first round league campaign in third place with 21 points.