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Lobi Stars’ juniors protest seven months unpaid allowances


Lobi stars. PHOTO:

Lobi stars. PHOTO:

Players of the Lobi Stars Football Club of Makurdi feeder team yesterday stormed the Benue State Government House to protest non-payment of their allowances running into seven months.

The players, who spoke through their captain, Mr. Tar Terhemen, explained that the management team of the club had consistently ignored their pleas of paying their monthly salary, match bonuses and traveling allowances.

He added that their match bonus that was N7,000.00 has been reduced to N3,000.00, which has even been stopped for the past few months and blamed the management for not caring about their welfare.


Terhemen on behalf of 44 other members of the feeder team described the management’s attitude whenever they went for away matches as inhuman, alleging that the Vice Chairman of Lobi Club, Mr. Mike Idoko has never done anything to encourage them.

“You can imagine that squeezing 20 players in a 14-seater passenger bus tells the kind of hell that we are passing through under this management,” the captain added.

The vice chairman of the club, Mr. Mike Idoko, who has been summoned by the state’s Deputy Governor, Benson Abounu, declined to speak o the allegations against him.

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