The financial crisis engulfing Kaduna United seems not to be over despite the release of N24m by the Governor, Mallam Nasiru El-Rufai, as the players refused to train and have threatened not to honour this weekendâ€™s league match against Kogi United until the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Sports, Alhaji Balarabe Ibrahim explains how he spent the money released last week by the state government.
Speaking to Glo League Menu, one of the players, Linus Adams said they were given only two months salary and it was not all the players that got paid. All the money spent was not more than N3million, so where is the remaining N21million? Adams added: â€œWe only collected two months salary because some of our Muslim brothers needed the money to celebrate Sallah with their familiesâ€.
Adams said the team might not resume training until all their backlog is paid. â€œwe will not resume until all our salaries are paid in full.
â€œWe heard they want to pay another one month and they want to be selective in payment. Some players are in category A, B and so on we will not accept that; all the players must be paid their backlog salaries or no training and no league match.â€
Meanwhile the Permanent Secretary was not available to explain his own side of the story when Glo Nigeria League Menu correspondent visited the secretariat for confirmation.
It was, however, gathered that the Perm Sec had planned to keep the remaining money to run the remaining matches in the league.
The players had in early part of this month refused to train before the state government released a sum of N24million to settle their backlog salaries.