Abuja - A letter protesting the reported manhandling of
players of FC Taraba by some soldiers attached to the state government house in
Jalingo has been sent to the Office of the Governor by the League Management
FC Taraba players were at the Government House on Friday to
press their demand for the payment of arrears of eleven months’ salary by the
Management of the club owned by the Taraba State Government.
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Soldiers on duty at the Government House were said to have
assaulted the players who had barricaded the entrance to the government house
but the LMC in the letter said the soldiers conduct was unacceptable.
The LMC Chairman, Shehu Dikko began by offering assurances
to players of FC Taraba and other clubs’ players facing challenges of receiving
their financial entitlements from their respective clubs saying that “we are
working to protect your interests to ensure that you are paid soonest but you
are all advised to ensure that all your actions are at all times guided by the
provisions of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) Rules and
He said already, the engagement with the respective state
governments whose clubs owed players have started yielding desired results as
some of the clubs have since started paying their players.For
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