After Protests by Players over Unpaid Wages, Kogi State Governor Disbands State Owned Football Clubs
The governor of Kogi state, Yahaya Bello has reportedly disbanded the state’s football teams Kogi United as well as Confluence Queens for protesting over unpaid wages.
Both teams were reportedly on their way returning to the state after respective away matches before the learnt they have been disbanded via radio.
The development was confirmed by the Secretary to the State Government, Folashade Arike Ayoade, according to kogiflame.com.
It was gathered that the Confluence Queens earlier threatened to boycott their game against FC Robo Queens on Saturday, February 13, protesting unpaid sign-on fees as well as several other allowances.
The girls later honoured the match and won with a lone goal after much pleading from the management of the club led by Abdul Sule.
The players had accused the government of failing to give priority to their welfare as they continue to play their league matches with empty stomachs.
Kogi State Government under the leadership of Alhaji Yahaya Bello has disbanded Kogi United and Confluence Queens according to reports from Radio Kogi.— My name is Dare Kuti (@dkuti82) February 15, 2021
Kogi United are still on their way from Maiduguri where they honoured their first NNL game. pic.twitter.com/Mw7VkgJJfV
Culled from Legit.ng