Lagos – The Chairman of Nasarawa United Football Club, Isaac Danladi, on Tuesday flayed the call for the upward review of salaries of players in the Glo Premier League (GPL).
Danladi said that clubs should be allowed to handle the issue in-house.
“I also read it on the pages of the newspapers, and that was a laughable report.
“I believe that for anybody to write a report it must be an in-depth investigation and analysis of the situation.
“First and foremost, it is not compulsory for clubs to pay sign-on fees, but clubs decide on their own to pay sign-on fees and pay salary.
“While some clubs decide to pay what they call enhanced salary, I read on the pages of the papers that Sunshine was paying up to N650,000 per month.
“Lobi was paying a little more than N150,000 per month, Nasarawa was paying N50,000 per month.
“But they have forgotten that Nasarawa equally pays sign-on fees and we have paid 50 per cent of the sign-on fee against last season.
“And whatever we agreed with the players we have paid them and no player is complaining.
“Assuming a player collects N3 million per season as sign-on fee and collects N50,000 to N60,000 as salary and you spread it and divide it by 12 months what you get is above the N100,000 minimum wage they are talking about.’’
An inquest into salaries of players last season resulted in a discovery that many clubs flouted Article 2.4 (1) of the League Rules under Scheduled C.
Article 2.4 (1) of the rules states: “the monthly salary of the Premier League is negotiable, but shall not be less than N100,000.’’
Last season, 48 per cent of the clubs complied with the provision.
It was because of this that the League Management Company made the minimum wage of N100,000 a major requirement for registration of clubs in the 2013/2014 season. (NAN)