GladAfrica Championship side Cape Umoya United announced on Wednesday that they have been forced to slash wages.
All sporting activities have been suspended as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. This has deprived teams of an income and a way to pay players and staff.
In a letter from the club, Umoya revealed the news.
The statement read: "As you are all aware, both the club and South
Africans, generally, are currently experiencing an unprecedented period
of hardship as a result of the Coronavirus and the consequential
"These circumstances have had a very real physical, social and
financial impact for both yourselves and the club and we find ourselves
in a situation where, notwithstanding the current situation, there is no
clear indication of what the future holds or how and when our industry
will resume operating.
"Therefore the club has had to take the tough decision during this
period to cut wages by fifty percent until such time as either there is
certainty to the way forward or the league recommences as normal.
"We understand that this decision will impact each and every member
of the club, but this is a decision that has had to be taken to ensure
that the club is able to survive."
- TEAMtalk media