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Players’ union boss Babangida demands disbursement of Coronavirus palliatives

President of Nigerian players’ union, Tijjani Babangida, has demanded that the monies promised the clubs and players to cushion the effects of the Coronavirus pandemic be disbursed.

The Nigeria Football Federation have announced a detailed relief package for various stakeholders of the national sport worth $2 million.

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However, the monies have yet to be paid to these stakeholders who include the players in the two tiers of the Nigeria league.

“We are still waiting for the payment of this money,” former international Babangida said in a radio interview monitored by SCORENigeria

“FIFA have already paid this money, but we don’t know why this money has not been paid up till now.

“The clubs ought to get the money by now and then pay the players.”

Several clubs owe the players several months’ salaries following the lockdown caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

Most club officials are also at a loss as to what is responsible for the delay.

“It is strange the way these people behave.

“Do they want to say they have not received the money from FIFA and CAF?. We are waiting,” said a club official.

The ban on football has yet to be lifted because of the coronavirus pandemic as officials have yet to fix a date for the new season.