Lagos - Glo Premier League side, FC Taraba ended the first
half of the 2015 season at the base of the log after a good start to the season
but the Pride of Jalingo striker, Stephen Ada who scored some important goals
for his club has given reason why the Jalingo based club has struggled.
Only in their second season at the apex league in Nigeria,
FC Taraba sounded a warning note to other clubs when it picked maximum point on
the road at Akwa United but since then it's been a series of poor run. They've
lost four times at home and shared the spoils a couple of times with visiting
Also read: FC Taraba stun Akwa United
"It has been a very difficult situation with us in the
first round of the league here at FC Taraba,” Stephen Ada told News24.
"Financially the club is down, nine months and
counting, no salary, no match bonus, nothing is forthcoming in terms of
motivation, we don't eat well, we don’t think well, even though we try to play
well but still it doesn't work out," Ada spoke in a low tone.
Ada Stephen has struggled with injuries but since he made
his comeback, he has hit the back of the net twice. Once in the 2-1 loss to
Warri Wolves at home and another away at Akure where FC Taraba lost 2-1. He
however insisted that FC Taraba won't relegate if the Taraba State Government
releases money for the club to offset outstanding salaries.
"You know that I've been on and off the pitch due to
some pressing issues, in fact I just recovered from a tooth operation not too
long but I thank God that I've marked my come back with some goals, though it
wasn't enough, but it was vital," Ada Stephen told News24.
“I don't think that FC Taraba will relegate if the
Government releases funds for the club to clear outstanding salaries and
bonuses owed us. The morale of the players will be very high. The players will
focus and not harbor a lot in their head and that will in turn give result that
will help the club out of the relegation zone," Ada Stephen
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