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Players of the Nigerian female football team Pelican Stars, are back protesting over unpaid salaries by the cross river government.

Players of the Nigerian female football team Pelican Stars, are back protesting over unpaid salaries by the cross river government.

Pelican Stars Back Protesting Over Unpaid Salaries

Players of the Nigerian female football team Pelican Stars, are back protesting over unpaid salaries by the cross-river government.

Players were seen infront of the Cross River State governor’s office as they wanted to meet the governor Ben Ayade.

During the protests on Wednesday in Calabar, the players demanded for over one year unpaid salaries.

Unfortunately, the players were blocked by security at the gate once again and were unable to meet the governor.

Several promises by officials of the club regarding their salaries were never fulfilled, hence they are now attempting to meet the state governor.

Speaking with DiegwuSports on the protests, the assistant captain, Chineye Okafor said the players were frustrated by the untruthfulness of club management.

Okafor said there were assurances by officials would meet with them on Monday 15 June 2020 but the meeting never held.

“Life has been really rough as a result of non-payment of the backlog of our salaries and allowances. We are more like beggars. We are ladies.

“We need to buy our sanitary pads and our medications. We need to feed. They keep telling us they will pay us this week or next week. We were assured that they would meet with us on 15 June 2020 where the payment would be made but there was no meeting. It is disappointing.”

However, the Chairman of the club, Comrade Sam Combo said the players were making the whole thing appear as if the management of the club were not working hard enough to ensure that the backlog is paid.

“As we speak, all vouchers have been prepared and are all with the Accountant General of the state. What remains is for the state governor to give his approval for payment. We never assured the players that they would be paid on 15 June 2020.”

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