By Angu Lesley
Football Writer, kick442.com Cameroon
Current Cameroon Champions,UMS of Loum may not attend their match day 14 encounter against Cotonsport of Garoua if things stay as it has been since Sunday.
Players of the club have not had a full practice session since returning home on Saturday after a 1 nil defeat away to Fovu of Baham.
kick442.com understands the players have launched a strike action dubbed operation “No Salary, no match”
This online portal understands over 80% of the players boycotted Sunday’s scheduled training session and have kept away since then.
Our findings have it that, the players have not been paid for 3 months and are owed accumulated unpaid match bonuses.
Last week, footages of UMS of Loum players stranded after training were all over social media. We understand on that Friday the players return from training and realize their camp had been sealed by the owner of the camp.
The club is still to release an official statement about the incident.
There are signs UMS may not be the good side they have been since their promotion to the league one championship in 2015.
The current Champions have lost four of their last five league matches and currently occupy the 15th spot on the log with 15 points from 13 games this season.
We have reached out to club officials for more information but we still await their response. In the meantime we have talked with a bulk of the of personnels being owed plus related sources who confirmed the players are on strike.
“We have not been paid since we began preparations for the CAF champions League in September. We are not asking for too much,we want at least a part of the salaries to be paid so that we can sort our issues this end of year” a UMS player who pleaded Anonymous told kick442.com.
UMS of Loum like other league one clubs have received the first part of their subvention for players salaries from the league management body, CTT.
“We don’t have a bad team, one of our problems this season is lack of financial motivation from our management” another player whose identity we choose to protect told this reporter off microphone after the 3-2 defeat to Bamboutos FC last Monday in in Limbe.
FIFA laws provides for players to request for a termination of their contract after three months of accumulated unpaid salaries.
UMS of Loum is scheduled to take on League leaders Cotonsport of Garoua in a Match Day 14 fixture this Wednesday in Buea.
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