Thursday, July 28, 2011

Osagie slammed with suspension

The Nigeria Premier League has suspended Enyimba's Monday Osagie (pictured) with a misconduct charge.

A statement issued by the Premier League on Thursday afternoon explained that the centre-back attacked the contingent of Enugu Rangers in Benin City.

“The Nigeria Premier League has suspended Monday Osagie, a registered player of Enyimba International FC of Aba for  attacking Rangers management and players in Benin for debt allegedly owed him by the Enugu side," the statement read.

Osagie is alleged to have attacked Enugu Rangers during one of their training sessions in Benin City before a Week 34 game against Warri Wolves last Sunday.

The Premier League has expressed dismay at the situation and advised players and their employers to play by the rules of contract engagement.

“The Nigeria Premier League (NPL) is disturbed about this barbaric act and the players’ disregard for due process when contracts are breached.

“The NPL wishes to use this medium to appeal to clubs to respect players contracts and the players to follow due process in asking for what they are being owed," stated the league arbiter.

Osagie's action comes weeks after Ocean Boys' centre-back, Okey Akabuogu, allegedly stormed the hotel of his former employers, Lobi Stars, in Yenagoa to demand payment of outstanding wage.

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