Sipper Elu Wilson (left) is one of the players of FC Ifeanyiubah who has not been paid for five months

FC Ifeanyiubah players who are pressing for their unpaid five months’ salaries have said they are now banking on the League Management Company (LMC)to make sure they get their dues.

LMC officials included former NPFL star Victor Ezeji, who tried to meet with the FC Ifeanyiubah players and officials on Monday in Nnewi but the meeting was botched after thugs barred the players’ lawyers from being part of this parley.

One of the players told SCORENigeria: “We believe the LMC will come out clearly and boldly to say enough is enough, that the players should not be taken for granted anymore and that be paid what they are entitled to.”

“The club have turned us into beggars and that cannot be accepted,” added another affected player.

“The LMC have done well so far, but they ought to use our own case to make it clear that contracts be respected in this league.

“We have a very good case and we will fight it to the end no matter who is involved.”

Lawyer representing 24 of the players, Iyke Igbokwe, simply told SCORENigeria he and his clients remain very hopeful that justice will be served by the LMC.

“We have made our case and we are confident these poor players will receive their entitlements. A worker deserves his wages,” Igbokwe said.

Top officials of the ‘billionaire’ Nnewi club have insisted they are not indebted to the players and that they are not even aware of Monday’s botched parley.

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