June 10, 2023

3SC players’ strike persists

September 14, 2016

PLAYERS of the Shooting Stars on Wedensday continued their strike action to press demand for backlog of unpaid five months’ salaries and match bonusses.

The team started the strike on Tuesday and not even the presence of the state’s Commisioner for Sports, Barrister Yomi Oke on Wednesday at their training camp could persuade the players to train ahead of their away game to Warri Wolves.

Shooting Stars are 14th on the table with 44 points from 33 matches as the players noted that the presence of Barrister Oke could speed response to their request.

“It’s nice the commissioner is here, he will brief the powers that be. On our part, we won’t resume training until all our oustanding payments are made,’’ one of the players who preferred not to be named told Tribunesport.

Apart from the five-month salaries, the players are agitating for the 15-match bonuses owed them last season and 12 games match bonus this season.

General Manager of the team, Rasheed Balogun and head coach, Gbenga Ogunbote were not available for comments.


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