Ilechukwu Distances Heartland FC From Clubs Who Cut Players’ Salary
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Coach of Nigeria Professional Football League, NPFL side, Heartland FC Owerri Fidelis Ilechukwu has slammed Nigeria football clubs that are cutting of their players salaries due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The news of players’ salaries reductions dominated the media in the past few weeks and has also generated controversies.
The Nigeria Football Federation, NFF this week after a meeting with the minister of youth and sports, Sunday Dare had directed all the leagues managements in the country to ensure the protection of players from their clubs as it relates to their welfare, salaries, among others.
When asked by brila if Heartland is also planning to cut the salary of their players, Ilechukwu distanced his club from such an act and insisted that it is wrong for any Club to cut the salary of their players.
“For now Heartland is not part of such clubs, because the management has not told me that and it is very wrong if any Club is reducing players’ salaries,” he said.
Nigeria National League, NNL side Yobe Desert Stars announced pay cut for their players until further notice, while NPFL side Dakkada reportedly placed their players and coaches on half salary since September last year