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Players tackle IfeanyiUbah over salaries

Players tackle IfeanyiUbah over salaries

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Idris Adesina

Players of  Premier League club IfeanyiUbah have threatened to go on strike if their salaries are not paid by the club. The domestic league has been on break since early July.

Our correspondent learnt that IfeanyiUbah  have allegedly  not  paid the players  for seven months.

“The situation at the club is what we all know. The players are  being owed seven months’ salaries  each and they have complained to the management to no avail,” the source said.

In a letter to the club management, the players  told the Nnewi side  pay them their salaries before Friday.

The letter signed by 25 players read, “We the players of IfeanyiUbah Football Club wish to notify the management of the club that starting from  August 16 to  August 24, 2018, if all our salaries or a minimum of four months are not paid, any action we take should not be seen as capable of bringing the game to a standstill.”

However, spokesman for the club Iyke Nwokedi told our correspondent on the telephone  on Thursday that the  management were not aware of the letter.

“The management has not received any letter from the players as of yet,” Nwokedi said.

Meanwhile, the second round of matches in the Nigeria National League has been scheduled to resume on September 12.

In a letter to the clubs on Thursday, the Chief Operating Officer of the NNL Lawrence Katken said all outstanding matches from the first round would be played as the second round progresses.

The NNL is made up of 48 clubs in four groups and at the end of the season.

Top two teams in each group will qualify for the play offs in which four of them make it to the Nigeria topflight.

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