By Uche Dozie
Sport Writer, kick442.com-Nigeria
One of the biggest club in Africa, Al Ahly of Egypt has once again showed their might this time not on the field of play but in the welfare of it players and staff.
At a time when the coronavirus pandemic seem to be biting hard on the economy of football clubs and when many clubs seek a pay cut for players and members of staff, Egyptian football giant have decided the salaries of players from April to July, 2020 will be paid.
The club management believes it has the financial capability to pay the players hence why the decision was taken.
“The board reviewed the club’s resources in light of the current suspension and the club’s large monthly commitments and decided the following: Pay the entire salaries of employees and workers at the club so they can fulfill their needs and commitments in these hard circumstances, especially with the arrival of the holy month of Ramadan.”
”Pay the entire wages of players and all staff members in all sports for the next four months starting from 1 April to 1 July,” reads a statement on Ahly’s website.
Ahly are one of the wealthiest clubs in Egypt. Their budget for the 2018/2019 fiscal year was over 126 million dollars with over 20 dollars budget surplus reports africannews.com
The Reds inked in 2018 a record sponsorship deal worth of 32 million dollars with Presentation for four years. They have also signed a 25 million dollar broadcasting deal, the biggest among Egyptian clubs, that runs from 2018 to 2012.
The league in Egypt has been put on hold since March and measures are been taken just other leagues to restart.
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