The financial troubles of Enyimba International FC of Aba may know no bound for now given its huge indebtedness to players totaling over two N200 million.
This startling information was divulged on Friday by a top official of the club who pleaded anonymity, adding that the total amount covers the allowances, sign-on fee and other emoluments.
The official disclosed that the team has not paid any of the aforementioned entitlements to its players since 2002 to date.
This ugly development the official also revealed is presently affecting the fortunes of the club in terms of performances at the local and international levels as the team may not be able to replicate its 2013/2014 feat to get the continental ticket.
In a chat ahead of Enyimba Week 5 away clash at FC Taraba the official said, “Nobody should blame players or officials if Enyimba is turning out any poor results as may be expected.
“The players are still being owed huge sum of money till date and the situation is not getting any better. Since 2002 till date, it will interest you to know that the players’ allowances, sign-on fee and other entitlements have not been paid by the club. Is that how to run football,” he queried.
The official warned that, “Except urgent steps are taken, the club may witness a ‘Tsunami’ of players and officials in no distant future because everyone is tired and just waiting for an opportunity to strike.”
However, the official was quick to conclude by crediting the club for its magnanimity in the regular payment of the monthly salaries. “The monthly salaries is regular, the management is trying in that aspect.”
In same vein, the club management led by Anyansi Agwu, has never denied the pathetic financial position of the players at any point in time justifying the claims leveled against it