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High expectations as El-Kanemi players await payment

07 December 2015, 21:38

Maiduguri - As each hour passes by, the players of Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) club, El-Kanemi Warriors continue to wait with high expectations to confirm payment of backlog of salaries owed them.

On Thursday December 3 2015, the management promised the players that all pending payment to the players will be cleared on Friday December 4 after players were called earlier to report back to the club's camp to receive payment. 

News24 spoke to some El-Kanemi players on Monday morning who pleaded anonymity, to confirm if they've been duly paid but the response look as though it remained the same, yet these players had some strong hope and believe that their entitlement will be paid soon.

Also read: El Kanemi players blame LMC, storm govt house in protest

"Though we are yet to receive payment of salaries owed us but there's a strong hope that it will be paid in no time. The management have kept us informed as regards the process and we've followed with kin interest and we remain optimistic that we shall be paid soon," an El-Kanemi Warrior spoke to News24 on phone.

There has been series of protest from players in different NPFL clubs pertaining to welfare but the board of the League Management Company (LMC) who are saddled with the responsibly to manage the NPFL have made a couple of statement threatening to deduct six points from accumulated point of clubs who failed to pay their players.

Such statement did not hold water as some clubs have still not paid their players even after the end of the season.

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