Players of Nigeria National League (NNL) side, Ikorodu United have blamed their poor run in the Nigeria National League on the club’s inability to pay them their six months’ salaries, the News Agency of Nigeria reports.
The Oga Boys occupies 16th in the 18-team Southern Conference of the NNL after claiming three wins, three draws and 10 losses.
Recall that Ikorodu United were relegated to the lower league after their unsuccessful campaign in the Premier League last year.
A source told NAN that the management was to blame for the poor position of the team in the league.
“They are not paying and they expect us to play on empty stomachs. We have families who depend on us,” the source said.
“It is a tough time for the club as some of the sponsors have withdrawn their sponsorships. It is highly discouraging. The club needs to do something fast.”
“I am not happy at all, I am indebted to many people who I have promised to pay after our salaries are paid,’ a player, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said.
“Till now, we have not been paid for six months, I am just managing myself.”
In his reaction, the Media Officer of the side Tunde Babalola said the management was working towards resolving the issue.
“We will get better as the days go by, the club’s management is working towards the success of the club, hence, there will be improvement soon,’’ he said.