According to Super Sport, the players of El-Kanemi Warriors have decided to stay back at home and not make the trip to Anambra for their NPFL match against FC Ifeanyi Ubah on Sunday in protest over unpaid salaries.
The players are reportedly owed eight months salaries, seven match bonuses and 145% of signing-on fees.
The Maiduguri club failed to show up for the pre-match meeting and now risk being walked over by FC Ifeanyi Ubah who will be granted 3 points and 3 goals.
Chairman of the club, Zanna Mohammed, confirmed that the players refused to travel for the game in protest over unpaid wages.
“It is true that we did not make the trip (for the game against FC Ifeanyiubah),” began a disappointed Mohammed.
“The players are insisting that they will not make the trip unless they are paid despite our pleas to them.”
“What has happened is that we have paid them the old salary scale and not the enhanced salaries this season. For instance a player who is supposed to earn N200,000 has been getting N60,000 and we have made their outstanding money in calculation available to the (Borno) state government which has promised to offset every of the debt soon, in fact before the deadline (given by the League Management Company)..”