The players of Heartland, FC IfeanyiUbah and Sunshine Stars are being owed outstanding salaries by their Nigerian Professional Football League clubs , has gathered.
A Heartland defender, who spoke on condition of anonymity , that they were owed outstanding salaries for December 2019 , March and April 2020 respectively .
“Players and coaches are owed three months salaries and it ’ s becoming frustrating now with the coronavirus pandemic and the lockdown , ” the footballer said .
“ I don’ t know how we are going to survive this critical period . ”
A member of Heartland’ management team admitted that the players and coaches were owed salaries , but added that efforts were being made to pay them .
“ It’ s true they are owed salaries but there are plans to pay these players before next week , ” our source said .
The reports also gathered that Sunshine Stars and IfeanyiUbah players were owed three months salaries as well .
“ I have not recieved payment for two months now , ” a defender who joined Sunshine Stars at the start of the season on condition of anonymity .
“ I don’ t know how they want us to cope and stay fit for the restart of the league?”
Players of Sunshine Stars had their January salary slashed , contrary to their contract agreement and are yet to be paid for the months of March and April.
However , Chairman , Ondo State Football Agency , Tajudeen Akinyemi, assured that the players would receive their salary in the coming days .
“ They just have to be patient .
The banks are operational now , so the process will be a lot faster now .
They will get their salaries . ”
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