Why Rivers United Players Prostrate To Beg Governor Wike Over Unpaid Backlog Sign-On-Fees
More shocking revelations are emerging after Rivers United FC players prostrated on Tuesday to beg Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, demanding payment of their backlog sign-on-fees for the 2014/15 football season.
Players of the club stormed the Rivers State Government House requesting payment of their monies. Players of the Pride of Rivers was reported to have boycotted training on Tuesday which in their decision was the only option left for them to possibly get the payments.
Governor Wike had previously approved the payment of the sign-on fee six months ago but the players are particularly concerned with the delay in payments.
According to a source close to the team’s camp in Rivers State, the main reason the money was being delayed was simply because the monies were owed by the previous administration, before the merger, and during the days of Sharks and Dolphins FC respectively.
“The players visited the State Government House on Tuesday in protest of their previous sign-on-fees. Governor Wike had initially promised that they will all get their monies but when it is being delayed they had to do what they’ve done. I think part of the reason the monies were being delayed was because it was owed by the previous administration (leading to blame game). The players knew the implication so they immediately took the action in order to facilitate the payment without further delay. Well let’s see what happens after the protest,” the source stated.
Even though Governor Nyesom Wike later addressed the players and promised to look into their demands, the players are more concern in getting their monies to celebrate the yuletide season with their respective families.