Players of Nigeria Professional Football League side, Sunshine Stars, are planning on dragging the club to court over unpaid wages.
It was earlier reported that despite winning their last league game to secure safety in the topflight, the club was hit with a mass exodus of players following the state government’s inability to pay salaries and match bonuses of the players.
A close source close to some players of the club revealed that players were owed eight months salaries and 20 months unpaid match allowances.
A Sunshine player, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, confirmed that the players are now planning on dragging the club to court.
He said, “It is true that we (players) are dragging the club to court and this will be happening any moment from now because we are already working on it and you never can tell how soon it will be.
“We just hope we get justice because they’ve been promising us that they will pay us the arrears anytime they pay our current salaries but they have not been doing that and that is a breach of the agreement.
“For instance, I am being owed about N600,000 match bonus that I have not been paid but we hope they will listen to us. Even our last game of the season the Deputy Governor promised to triple that particular game match bonus and we are yet to receive it.”