Sunday, October 30, 2011

Kaduna Utd plan to go on strike

Kaduna United players will embark on an indefinite industrial action from Monday demanding the payment of outstanding salaries the club owed them.

The players warned of the strike last Thursday by staying away from training, according to one of them, who wants to remain anonymous.

The players are demanding for the payment of seven months outstanding salaries owed them by Kaduna United.

The NPL club, which crashed out of the Caf Confederation Cup group stage, also owe the players match bonuses and contract fees running into millions of naira.

Top stars of the club have refused to train ahead of their Match Day 36 game against Niger Tornadoes on Wednesday at the Kaduna Township Stadium.

"We have not been paid our salaries for seven months. Apart from that the club management owes us several match bonuses and our signing-on fees. We can't continue like this and they expect us to give our best.

"It is even worse when we travel for away matches (in the league), our bus has been bad for a while and we are facing real hardship at this club all in the name of playing football. This is unfair," said the player to

The players, has been informed are also threatening to boycott their league matches until the club pay up their money.

Kaduna United are in 10th position in the league standings with 52 points and will face Niger Tornadoes, Sharks and Gombe United in their remaining matches this season.

The Crocodiles are not the first side to go on strike this season in the NPL, as 3SC, Enugu Rangers, Dolphins, Sharks, Crown FC, Niger Tornadoes and Enyimba have witnessed same occurrence.

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