FC Taraba players to receive two months salary on Tuesday

Players of the Pride of Jalingo will smile to the bank on Tuesday as the Taraba state government has vowed to pay part of their unpaid wages

FC Taraba players are set to be paid two months’ salary arrears on Tuesday.

Goalkeeper Ikechukwu Obilo informed Goal that the Taraba government has agreed to fulfill their demands after staying for a week in front of the state’s government house.

The League Management Company paid the players, coaches and other officials of the Jalingo side a month salary before Christmas.

He confessed to Goal that things have been very tough for them for over a year as breadwinners of their respective families but are still grateful to God that nothing untoward has happened to them.

“We have been assured that we would get two months of our salary arrears paid on Tuesday. It was difficult to pay us on Wednesday because of some issues but we are around in Jalingo waiting for Tuesday to come before travelling to our base,” Obilo told Goal.

Meanwhile, Goal investigation reveals that officials of the club won’t receive a dime from money to be released on Tuesday after it was alleged that the state government found them culpable of inciting the players to embark on their recent demonstration within Jalingo.

Due to financial crunches, FC Taraba were unable to hold their own in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) 2014/2015 season as they ended their two years romance in the elite division.

They placed 18th on the log with 37 points from 38 matches and have been relegated to the lower league.