Thursday February 19 2015
Manenti: ‘Parma will play’

Parma President Giampietro Manenti says the club will play its game with Udinese on Sunday, despite reports they can’t pay for stewards.

It was reported this morning that, with only €40,000 in the bank, the Ducali would be unable to pay for policing and stewards at Artemio Franchi at the weekend, and would be unable to play the Zebrette.

“We talked to the stewards on Monday,” Manenti assured Parma Today.

“We reassured them, we have them convinced and they will get everything that they deserve. Let us work. I know everyone is pessimistic, but I’m not a fool.”

The patron also offered an explanation as to why player wages, promised on Monday, have yet to be paid.

“Due to the technical time required. It’s not easy to transfer a lot of money from abroad. Wouldn’t the players have put us in default by now if I didn’t have the money?

“They’re safe, they’re aware of what I’m doing and are calm. Everyone else should be too.

"I repeat: we will not leave, we will continue and we’ll resurrect the club. I’m not running away, I’m working.”

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