Cape Town - EP Kings players and the union’s management
are again at loggerheads over apparent delays in player payments.
The cash-strapped union was unable to pay players for
several months earlier in the season, but the issue was thought to be resolved last month when EP president Cheeky Watson announced that the players were
compensated up until the end of July.
However, according to SA Rugbymag, similar issues appear to
have risen again with regards to August’s salaries, and according to CEO Charl
Crous they are working at “resolving the matter”.
There is believed to be a threat of a player strike,
although Crous said he received no communication in that regard.
The EP Kings are currently struggling in the Currie Cup Premier Division, having
lost their first four matches in this year’s competition.
Their next assignment is against the Golden Lions at Ellis
Park this Saturday (19:10 kick-off).