By Izuchukwu Okosi
The Nigeria Players Union which comprised of active and retired players will formally intervene in the club versus players payment row that has characterized the Nigeria Professional Football League.
Chairman of the Players Union and former Super Eagles star Tijani Babangida disclosed this on Monday in an interview with Brila FM.
Most players in the Nigeria domestic league have been at loggerheads with their clubs over their wages and the onetime Ajax winger has however assured that the Union with the directive of world football governing body FIFA and the worldwide players union, Fifpro will ensure that players in the Nigerian topflight get what they are ought to be paid as and when due.
“About the intervention of the Players Union, it is between 2015 till date. They (FIFA) asked the union to compile names and clubs so that they can be able to send for them and be able to see it,” Babangida told the Lagos based radio station.
“Well, I was surprised when they (Fifpro) called me to tell us FIFA already are asking us to write them. We had already communicated with the captains of the clubs because we have a platform.
“We have already all the club captains to come forward and bring all the names and (owing) clubs and I I think we already have from Taraba United who said they have been owed since 2015 and we will send all these names we are going to gather to FIFA and Fifpro,” Babangida who was part of Nigeria’s 1996 Olympic Games gold winning squad, the 1998 FIFA World Cup and the 2000 Africa Nations Cup co hosted by Ghana and Nigeria further stated.