Soldiers’ attack on FC Taraba players irks Players’ Union


The Association of Professional Footballers of Nigeria (APFON) has voiced its resentment on what it described as unwarranted assault on players of FC Taraba by the officers of the Nigeria Army attached to the Taraba State Government House during a peaceful protest by the players over their unpaid salaries running to almost 12 months.

The players’ union in a press statement made available to tasked the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) and the league bodies to protest to the government of Taraba State for “the inhuman and barbaric assault” on the Players for demanding for what they have laboured for over 11 months.

The statement signed by Austin Popo, APFON scribe noted that this is not the first time the players are asking for their entitlements.  The players have eventually played the 2014/2015 season which has just ended on empty stomach.

The union said it will take appropriate steps as it deems fit through its legal department in demanding justice and fairness on behalf of the players, maintaining “the players are not just sportsmen, they are also workmen with rights”.