Shanghai Shenhua FC Faces Uncertain Financial Future

By Community | October 17, 2012

The players of Chinese Super League club Shanghai Shenhua FC staged an open protest in full view of the Chinese media this week, apparently because of unpaid wages.

Shenhua press officer Ma Yue was quoted as saying that the players “were expressing their dissatisfaction at having not received wages.”

Ma said the club’s board had witnessed the protest and understood why the action was taken.

Shenhua Chairman, Zhu Jun, said that he may withdraw his investments in Shenhua because of an ownership dispute, which has led to questions over whether the club will be able to afford key players like Drogba and Anelka.

Chinese Super League acting President, Zhu Qilin, said: “I don’t think they will withdraw from paying the wages, because they have a business agreement. Wherever you are, if you violate an agreement you will be punished.”{jcomments on}