ENYIMBA DENIES PLAYERS’ UNREST RUMOUR
The management of Enyimba Int'l FC has dismissed rumours of players unrest over the payment of sign-on fees and bonuses. The media reports speculated that players were up in arms with the management, following the disparity in payments received from the N100m made available to the club by the Abia State Government.
The club's management, therefore, denies, most strenuously, that players were arbitrarily paid.
'Furthermore, Enyimba Int'l FC wishes to state that payment disparities were based on percentages and overall debt owed and these are explained as follows:
'The payments made to players were sign-on fees incurred over a period of three seasons, the 2008, 2009 and 2010 seasons. 'Over these three seasons, different percentages were used for the payment of sign-on fees which ranged from 20-30%.
'It should be noted that a meeting was held between players and management on Friday, October 14th, after the team's return from camp the previous day. During this meeting, players unanimously asked the club to pay them on Monday, October 17th, after their CAF Champions League game on Sunday, in order to avoid unnecessary distractions.