Players of Nigeria National League side, Insurance are not happy with the way preparation for next season is going on and have appealed to the Governor of Edo State to come to their aid.
The players noted that they have not had the best of training as the league starts December 8th.
The players who spoke on condition of anonymity implored the Governor to quickly make funds available so that the team can get ready for next season.
"Apart from the issue of snakes disturbing us in camp, we have not received our salary for a long time. There is no good bus for training," one of the players said.
"Last season, we escaped relegation on the last day after we drew 1-1 in Ilorin against Crown.
"A club like Insurance should not be playing in the lower league. We should be up there competing with Rangers, Kano Pillars, Dolphins, Shooting Stars, Sharks and other teams in the Nigeria Premier League.
"We have good players in the team. All that is required for us to do well is for salaries, allowances to be paid as and when due.
"Once the basic things are there for us to succeed, you cam be sure that Insurance will not only gain promotion to the NPL, but will begin to rank among the best in the country.
"The people of Edo State want to see this team in the Premier League. But that aim may not materialize unless there is adequate motivation from the Government who are the owners of the team.
"Something good must happen to this team and we are ready to do our best to make sure that we gained promotion to the elite division.
"If everything is done to make us happy, I don't see any team stopping us from getting to play in the Premier League".
Insurance went on relegation to the National League four years ago.