By John Mkom, Jalingo

npfl-ballTaraba United and Taraba Queens players yesterday locked up the gate of Taraba State government house in Jalingo in demand of  their unpaid salaries. The Taraba Queens players claimed that the state government owed them 21 months salaries while Taraba United Football Club players claimed the state government owed them salaries for eleven months.

Speaking with Vanguard Sports at the gate of the Government House in Jalingo, the captain of the female team, Grace Michael said the players of Taraba Queen were at the Government House to hear explanations from the State Governor, Darius Ishaku  on why they were neglected for two years.

Grace stated that the players could not feed nor attend to medications due to lack of salaries for twenty one months. “We are here because we need explanations from the Governor on why we are being treated this way, we are not going anywhere till he comes out to address us, we are not going to listen to any other person because others have been deceiving us for too long.”

Also the captain of Taraba United Stephen while speaking with Vanguard Sports disclosed that the players of the team have been feeding from road side food vendors for so many months on borrowed money. Stephen said one of the players was almost arrested yesterday in one of the local restaurants over a debt of N8000, which he incurred at the sestaurant. The Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Media and Publicity, Sylvanus Giwa while speaking to Vanguard Sports on phone confirmed that he was aware of the presence of the players at the gate in demand of their salaries.

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