Rivers United  FC  former players raise alarm over unpaid wages , accuse commissioner Green, team manager  Kpalukwu of bias

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Rivers United  FC  former players raise alarm over unpaid wages , accuse commissioner Green, team manager  Kpalukwu of bias

 

One of Nigeria’s top club side , Rivers United football club  have  been accused of alleged failure to pay some of its players their owed wages for the services rendered to the club ,during  their CAF Champions League campaign.

 

Rivers United are caught in the web of unpaid match bonuses owed some former  players, even when the club had pocked huge some of monies paid to it by CAF  for its appearances on the continental  prestigious soccer scene  .

 

The affected players, who pleaded for anonymity to avoid victimization  accused the  Pride of Rivers management led by the state commissioner of sports ,  Christopher Green  of  deliberate deprivation of their entitled wages.

 

They further accused the club’s General Manager,  Okey Kpalukwu of  been part of the execution of the conspiracy   to exclude  the deprived  players  of their legitimate  wages.

 

Our independent checks revealed  that most of the affected player are those , who are no longer on the payroll of  of the club, namely Ebube Duru, Maurice Chukwu, Ndasi Dennis, Ohawume Malachi,  Darlington Ovunda ,Naibe Akpesiri, Chukwudi Lawrence , Lawrence Edward, Agu Kenechukwu, Bolaji Sakin, and Mohammed Shiraz.

 

However, it was gathered that those players still on the services of the club have been paid same entitlements , resulting in the suspicion of  discriminate payment of entitlements as against laid down football wages rules.

 

An impeccable source confirmed that , club  Chief  coach Fatai Osho is also being owed two  years supposed to be earned assorted wages.

 

A player who confided in our reporter said “ all they tell us all the time, when we request for our money is that the state government is yet to release funds to the club, that the club is currently borrowing money to run its activities.”

 

Saying “ we are pleading to the governor of Rivers State to look into this matter because some of  us  are yet to secure a new job.

 

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