Bayelsa Queens Chairman Denies Players’ Running Club As Personal Estate
By Our Correspondent
Bayelsa Queens FC Chairman, Pastor Robin Apreala, has described as baseless report that he is running a one-man show at the club and that it is also not true that he is selling players of the club without the knowledge of board members.
Pastor Apreala said it is just a figment of the imaginations of those carrying fake news and that they don’t mean well for Bayelsa Queens Football Club and the State.
The chairman pointed out that the players reportedly sold by the team were free players who came from their respective clubs in Europe and had their clearance which stipulated that they were free to leave the club whenever they have offers outside the country. But the Chairman had to still encourage the club of Peace Efih, Hapeol Ben Sheva of Israel to assist Bayelsa Queens with Balls worth #200,000.
On the issue of the #450,000 gift given to the team by the Bayelsa State First Lady, Robin Apreala stated that the Board agreed to add #200,000 to add to the Bonus promised the girls ahead of the Aiteo Cup Final. The remaining #250,000 was shared amongst the Board Members.
According to the Chairman, he is running an open door policy and he is transparent in his dealings with the Board Members and that there is no rancor in the board as they are all working in harmony for the betterment of the club and called on those peddling the fake news to stop forthwith and urged the public to discountenance the story. He said he has passion for the club and will use all within his power to attract good things to the club.
The Bayelsa Queens FC Chairman said as a Clergy man and a man of honour and integrity, he will not do anything to undermine the State Government and the club and added that all the things said about him are lies.