Lack of Funds: Kogi United Stranded, May Miss Aiteo Cup Round of 64 Match

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Reports reaching us from the camp of Kogi United have it that the State owned team may not honor their Aiteo Cup Round of 64 match against Akure City FC in Ilorin Tuesday May, 28.

This is due to lack of funds for the team to prosecute matches.

Kogi United reached the group stage in last year’s Aiteo Cup.

Efforts to reach the club Chairman, Mallam Abdul Sule on the story proved abortive.

One of the players who spoke with our correspondent on the condition of anonymity said it will be disastrous and shameful if United fail to participate in the finals haven recorded tremendous success in the previous edition.

“As am talking to you now, we are yet to hear anything whether if we will travel to Ilorin tomorrow or not after rigorous training and preparation for this match.  It will be a shameful thing if we ended up not going for this match, and I hope those in charge will do something before this embarrassing thing happen to Kogi United”.

It was also gathered that, the team in the last six months have not received their monthly salary as they have been executing their current Nigeria National League Matches with empty stomach.

“We are heading towards the seventh months now without a penny from the government. This is an act of wickedly. Sincerely speaking, we have been playing some matches now without garri in our stomach. Most of us now are debtors. We buy food on credits and many players are laughing stock in the State.

Our players can’t work freely on the street because they are ashamed of  humiliation” the source added.


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