Monday, November 16, 2009

Bayelsa Utd Stars To Boycott Glo League Games

Some players of Globacom Premier League champion, Bayelsa United, appear to have reached an agreement to stay away from their club’s matches as the league resumes today after a three-week break. understands that the players in question are regarded as the super-regulars of the side and they have made their intentions clear by staying away from the club’s training programme during the break.
Some of the club’s first team players, who are staying away from the club’s games, disclosed to that the move is to press their demands for the club to settle outstanding debt from last season, which includes the balance of their signing-on fees.
One of the players pointed out that he was not in camp ahead of the club’s trip to Enugu Rangers for the Week Six game, which would likely hold in Abakaliki today barring any change in venue from the Nigeria Premier League (NPL).
However, was informed that the duo of Stanley Ohawuchi and Bernard Okorowanta are yet to report to camp ahead of today’s game against Enugu Rangers. spoke to Ohawuchi, who was Bayelsa United’s top scorer in the league last season with 13 goals, explained that the club still owes him undisclosed amount of money and wants the management to pay him before he pulls on a shirt of the club once more.
“I am not in camp at the moment because they (Bayelsa United). They owe me money and I am not happy about the way that they are treating us at the club. Last season, we won the league and till today nothing has been done to appreciate us and yet they have not even paid us the money that they owe us. For me, I have decided not to play again until I am paid my money because they are taking us for granted after what we had done for the club last season,” Ohawuchi, who represented Nigeria at the 2009 edition of the FIFA Under-20 World Cup in Egypt, offered.
Attempts to reach Okorowanta and get his reaction was fruitless, as a close source pointed out that the player’s reason for staying away is similar to that of his team-mates, Ohawuchi.
With this development, it is becoming clear that the Nigerian champion would field an under-strength side against Enugu Rangers.

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