By Johnny Edward:
Completesportsnigeria.com has reliably gathered that players, coaches and the backroom staff of Shooting Stars FC are being owed four months salary.
The Oluyole Warriors suffered their worst defeat of the ongoing Nigerian Professional Football League season on Sunday, losing 3-0 to FC IfeanyiUbah at home.
Goals from Godwin Obaje, Pascal Seka and a sublime free-kick from King Osanga condemned the Fatai Amoo-led side to their eighth defeat of the season.
The defeat left 3SC in the relegation zone in 19th place on 22 points from 20 matches.
One player who spoke to Completesportsnigeria.com in Ibadan revealed that though the management have been catering for the players' feeding the players cannot help their dependants financially as they have no funds due to their unpaid wages.
The player, a midfielder who featured in Sunday's 3-0 loss to FC Ifeanyiubah, also pleaded with the club fans to be patient with the team.
"We hope that they look into this, since the start of the season I have not been paid," the player who pleaded anonymity said.
"It's very sensitive and I don't want to comment further on this."
Former coach Gbenga Ogunbote and former players who represented the club last season are also still being owed their outstanding salaries.
"It’s not fair to us, I’m appealing to our management to please look into this and do the needful. Don't put my name oh!" another player who pleaded anonymity.
"We need all the motivation we can get out of the relegation zone if things change."