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El-Kanemi Warriors protest over unpaid wages

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El-Kanemi Warriors players have met with the Brono State governor Kashim Shettima over their unpaid wages and allowance.

This was after a protest at the government house on Tuesday, where they were more aggrieved by response of a state government official. The meet with the governor was held yesterday with ten players and the team manager in attendance. But it was not clear how the government will settle 10 months’ salaries, 20 match bonuses as well as 65 percent of signing-on fees from the 2013/14 season, which the players claimed they are been owed.

One of the players blamed the League Management Company (LMC) which oversees the top flight in Nigeria, claiming that the failure to deduct points from El-Kanemi for failing to pay their players within stipulated time let the club off the hook.

The LMC explained in a statement in November that it put on hold the deduction of points from Dolphins, El-Kanemi, FC Taraba and Warri Wolves, who had cases to answer bordering on indebtedness to their players.

The league company said it received letters with “cogent commitment” from the financiers of the four clubs, including that of El-Kanemi, assuring of “immediate payment of outstanding salaries upon receipt of the bailout fund” from the federal government.

El-Kanemi finished in 13th position in the Nigerian top flight.

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