Players of relegation threatened Nigeria Premier League side, Kwara United have downed tools owing to their unpaid wages.
Players of the Kwara state owned team say they can no longer bear the burden of playing on empty stomach and have thus resorted to staying away from training until their monetary demands are met.
“We have been pushed to the wall, we started our strike today (Wednesday) due to unpaid entitlements,” one of the players who does not want his identity disclosed told 366.football.com
He continued: “We already had a meeting with the permanent secretary of the sports ministry and she promised something will be done, up till now nothing. We are hungry and can’t take care of our families again.
“We are being owed four months’ salary (June, July, August and September), six match bonuses, 100% sign on fee for this season and 30% sign on fee from last season.
“We know other workers in the state are been paid, why is our own different?
“We are begging Governor to do something. The lack of motivation is the main reason why the club is in the position we are now.”
Kwara United are currently third from the bottom on the NPFL log and risk a swift return to the Nigeria National League after just a season in the top flight.