Sunshine Stars’ players have hinted that they might pull out of the Nigeria Professional Football League due to a dispute over unpaid wages.
The aggrieved players in particular who were protesting for the second time in less than 11 days noted that the government failure in fulfilling earlier promises to the team over the issue was the reason they came out massive.
Captain Sunday Abe had this to say; ‘’Henceforth, we are not going to attend trainings neither are we going to play against Rivers United on Sunday,’’ a player told Goal. ‘
’We are tired of keeping quiet till we all die of hunger because we all have worked very hard for our money.
We have families to take care of yet they [club management and government] push us all around. ‘’They want us to win the league and play in the Caf Champions League, how are we going to achieve that when we are being starved? Enough is enough.’’
A staff of the Ondo State Football Agency who pleaded anonymity told Goal that the players will be reimbursed but will have to wait till another governor is sworn in.
‘’We are not happy that we are owing these players but I can assure you, they will be paid as soon as possible.
‘’Right now, it is very difficult for the government to release funds because they are preparing to move out for governor Rotimi Akeredolu who would be sworn in this week.
‘’Hopefully, when he comes on board, everything will be settled and the players will all smile home.