Sadi calls for adequate welfare for footballers

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Kaduna – of Nigeria Players Union (NPU), Dahiru Sadi, on Friday, called for adequate priority to be given to welfare of football players in the country.

Sadi told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kaduna that most clubs did not pay their players good salaries as directed by the League Management Committee (LMC).

“Most of the clubs are not running professional teams in terms of players’ welfare. Clubs like Giwa FC pay their players between N60,000 to N70, 000 a month which is a far cry from the minimum of N150,000 directed by the LMC.

“Based on LMC’s rules issued last year, some clubs like Enyimba FC, Lobi FC pay N300,000 to N400,000 to their players, which other  clubs should emulate’’, he said.

He called on clubs owned by the governments to show good example and comply with the requirements for privately owned clubs to follow.[pro_ad_display_adzone id=”10″]

According to him, paying such to the players will not pose a challenge to the governments as sport is a thriving business.

“All -owned clubs are supposed to be giving more attention through prompt release of money for players.

“It is sad that some of the clubs stay for months and sometimes up to a year without of salaries to the players, which is not supposed to be, “he said.

The former Super Eagles player appealed to the management of the football leagues in all categories, to ensure that clubs underpaying or refusing to pay salaries of their players automatically go into relegation. (NAN)