Abuja - Professional footballers in Nigeria on Thursday called on football coaches to join them in a protest rally against unpaid salaries.
The Association of Professional Footballers of Nigeria (APFON) made the call in a statement in Lagos.
In the statement signed by its executive secretary, Austin Popo, the association said that the rally was in solidarity with its members who were being owed salaries by their clubs.
It said that the protest would hold on November 27 in Warri, Delta.
APFON said that the protest was in line with the 2010 Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Players Status and Arbitration Committee guidelines.
"The protest is in support of our colleagues who are being owed by clubs in respect of the 2010 decision of the NFF Players Status and Arbitration Committee.
"Over N250 million and N750 million owed players and coaches, respectively, are yet to be resolved.
"The players have already communicated their grievances to the Nigeria Coaches Association’s president, Bitrus Bewarang,” it said.
The association said it had requested all professional footballers to supply necessary information regarding their unpaid entitlements.
"It is important that clubs should settle the old contract with players before signing a new contract in line with best global football practice,” it said.
It also urged professional footballers and coaches in the two Nigerian elite leagues to boycott the 2013/2014 football season until the resolution of the issues.