Reports emanating from the camp of Akure outfit Sunshine Stars have it that players have embarked on strike, as they have refused to train ahead of their Nigeria Professional Football League second match against third on the log Akwa United of Uyo on Sunday.
Felele247.com.ng gathered from a player of the team “We are suffering, they keep giving us fake promises, before the kickoff of the current we have not been paid”
“We have not received a single kobo for the past eight-month, and they keep telling lies, that they are looking for investors”
“My question how can you be looking for an investor to invest in a government establishment when you don’t want to create a room for investment”
On Monday, club captain Sunday Abe led the protest to the state government house of Ondo State to lay their complaint to the governor Rotimi Akeredolu, but they met the state deputy governor Alfred Agboola Ajayi who said the club and the state’s sports are searching for investors.
The captain responded with rage” It is now that the government and the management are busy looking for investors, is it the investors that the club will use to pay our backlogs of salaries?”
This is not the first that the Akure gunners are owing their players, in 2018/19 Nigeria Professional Football League season commences the League Management Company ordered the club management to pay all outstanding backlog of salaries, match bonuses of the players before the club was allowed to register their new players.