Players of Top Nigerian Club Storm the Streets, Cry and Demand for Unpaid 9-months Salaries
- Heartland Football Club are currently campaigning in the Nigerian topflight and are ninth on the League table
- Some of their players on Wednesday afternoon, January 12, entered the streets of Owerri to protest for their unpaid salaries
- The players involved in the protest claimed that the club's chiefs are owing them nine-months salaries
Players of Heartland who are top Nigerian Professional Football League club on Wednesday afternoon, January 12, stormed the city of Owerri to demand for the payment of their salaries.
The protest by the Heartland players came days to their next Professional Football League match against Abia Warriors which will be played at Okigwe this coming Sunday.
According to the video posted on Twitter by Nigerian reporter Wale Quadry, the players can be heard begging the Imo State Government to order for the payment of their 9-months salaries.
The aggrieved players also lamented that they are tired of being told to be patience by Heartland management stressing that what they need is cash.
What is Heartland position on the League table?
After five games played so far this season in the Nigerian Professional Football League, Heartland are occupying ninth position on the table with seven points.
Which club is topping the Nigerian League?
Remo Stars have played five games so far this season and are topping the NPFL table as they have also not lost any game this term which is incredible for them.
Rivers United who are occupying second position have also not lost any game so far this season.
Jubilation as Super Eagles striker wins Golden Boot Award at top European giants
Earlier, Sports Brief had reported how Paul Onuachu who is a Super Eagles striker recorded his name in the history books after being announced as the winner for the 2021 Belgian Golden Shoe award.
His incredible performances in the year 2021 for Belgian giants Genk helped the Super Eagles striker to land the award thereby becoming the first Nigerian to win it.
Paul Onuachu got 333 votes to win the award beating the Club Brugge duo of Noa Lang (272 votes) and Charles De Ketelaere (271 votes).
Last year in all the Belgian League, Paul Onuachu netted 29 goals and had already started the current campaign well with 12 goals before he got injured.