Monday, March 22, 2010

Nasarawa Utd Faces Disbandment

Crisis looms at National Division IA side, Nasarawa United, as indications have emerged that the club may be disbanded at the end of the ongoing season following its struggles on and off the pitch. was informed over the weekend by an official of the club that the Nasarawa State government, which is sole financier and owner of the struggling club is considering disbanding the side after its unimpressive run from last season into the current one in the lower division of the professional ranks.
After scrutinizing the administration of the club in the past years, the state government is unhappy with the huge debt incurred by the side in over five seasons.
It is understood that the Lafia-based side is indebted to players and officials to the tune of more than N100 million, which includes contract fees, match bonuses, salaries and other allowances.
The club is currently under suspension from further taking part in the National Division IA by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).
The club is indebted to a number of high-profile coaches that includes Daniel Amokachi, Shuaibu Amodu, Bitrus Bewarang, Ben Duamlong and its former foreign coach, Flemming Serritslev, who left in unceremonious fashion.
There are a number of players, who have also filed cases of unpaid wages and contract fees against the troubled club.
But it is beginning to look like the end of the road for the side with the Nasarawa State government refusing to release any fund to the side, as speculation is rife that the club may be disbanded.
The club owes Duamlong the sum of N14 million and the Gombe United coach has declared that he is still waiting for the management of the club to cough out his money after he kept to the bargain of the deal.
“I am yet to hear from them, but I am waiting that they pay me what they owe me,” said Duamlong. “The case is at the appropriate place and I hope that something good comes out of it.”

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