Angry governor disbands Nigerian clubs for protesting over unpaid allowances

Angry governor disbands Nigerian clubs for protesting over unpaid allowances

- Governor Yahaya Bello has taken a drastic decision against Kogi state based football teams

- Kogi United and Confluence Queens players had protested over unpaid wages and allowances

- Reports from the state have it that the governor has disbanded both football teams

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The governor of Kogi state Yahaya Bello has reportedly disbanded the state’s football teams Kogi United as well as Confluence Queens for protesting unpaid wages.

Both teams were reportedly on their way returning to the state after respective away matches before the learnt they have been disbanded via radio.

The development was confirmed by the secretary to the state government Folashade Arike Ayoade according to

It was gathered that the Confluence Queens earlier threatened to boycott their game against FC Robo Queens on Saturday, February 13, protesting unpaid sign-on fees as well as several other allowances.

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The girls later honoured the match and won with a lone goal after much pleading from the management of the club led by Abdul Sule.

The players had accused the government of failing to give priority to their welfare as they continue to play their league matches with empty stomachs.

Angry Kogi state governor disbands Kogi United and Confluence Queens for protesting over unpaid allowances
Governor Yahaya Bello disbands Kogi United and Confluence Queens. Photo: Sopirinye Jaja
Source: Twitter

Meanwhile, following their 1-1 against Dakkada FC at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium in Uyo on Wednesday, January 13, players of MFM FC took to their knees to thank God.

It was a hard-fought draw away from home as the 'Olukoya Boys' struck late in the game to earn a precious point away from home.

A sensational goal by Chigozie Solomon had put the hosts ahead in first-half stoppage time and it looked bleak for the visitors, but they kept on with the fight.

As the match approached the closing stages, Temim Adebayo struck in the 77th minute following a sensational pass, before he executed it beautifully as it ended; Dakkada 1-1 MFM.

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However, earlier reported that Governor Yahaya Bello has officially confirmed that a former minister of aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode has defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC).

The governor made the comment after he revalidated his APC membership in his country home in Kogi state.

His comment came on the same day some youths in the APC vowed to walk out Fani-Kayode if he is sighted at any event of the ruling party.

The youths took to social media to reveal their plans if the rumours of the Osun-born politician returning to the party was true.

Babajide is a digital publishing expert, an avid sports content thinker, researcher and writer. He is a graduate of Guidance and Counselling, having bagged his B.SC (ED) from the Ekiti State University. He can be reached on Twitter @JideOrevba


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