Henry Nwosu: Most NPFL Clubs Don’t Pay Coaches’ Salaries
Former Super Eagles midfielder, Henry Nwosu has said the major problem of most Nigeria Professional Football League clubs is the non-payment of salaries to coaches and players.
On Saturday, foremost Nigerian side, Shooting Stars Sports Club (3SC) were relegated after strings of poor results mostly caused by non-payment of salaries.
Coach of the side, Fatai Amoo had blamed his players for going on strike and refusing to train few days to the NPFL final day. 3SC went on to suffer a 2-0 loss to Niger Tornadoes and consequently relegated.
“People are not ready to spend, that is the problem.
“You don’t expect me to foot the bills, transport myself, feed myself and pay for my hotels to a club to serve the club and come back empty handed.
“There are ex internationals that are not coaches but can still help in talking to our players, give them words of encouragement to be disciplined in the game of football, because if you’re not disciplined, you can’t last.”
Nwosu, who is the chairman of Main Organising Committee of the All Stars Football Tournament holding at the Nigeria Port Authority training ground in Surulere, said the competition is aimed at reuniting former players, with the likes of Victor Agali, Emmanuel Amuneke, Jonathan Akpoborie and Peter Rufai taking part.
“All Stars Cup is all about bringing together all players and coaches to reunite and to exercise.”
The winner will get N500k, while first and second runners up will take home N300k and N200k respectively, including trophies.
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