By ESTHER EGBE
Warri Wolves striker and home-based Super Eagles captain, Salami Gbolahun, regarded as the latest enfant-terrible of Nigerian football in the mould of illustrious names such as Tarila Okoronwata and Etim John Esin who were known for their talent and notoriety on and off the field in their heyday.
Wolves jersey No 9 recently told the National Daily reporter saying that Wolves should pay him and his teammates their salary—that he has a family at home and that the league is going on break after the weekend match.
Gbolahan, the burly Super Eagles’ striker, known on the local scene as Balotelli, said that no pay, no game for weekend, asking the LMC to try and help them because they are breadwinners in the family.
The former Shooting Stars Captain and striker noted that the LMC has informed all the league clubs owing salaries and sign-on fee should pay up, warri wolves has refuse to pay us salaries and match bonus.
Salami revealed that “we are the second in the league table, this is the more reasons why they should pay us fast and now.’’
When contacted the media officer of Warri Wolves, Moses Etu, said Salami has been charged for breaching club framework and rules of Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL), adding that the player has been fined N100, 000 and banned from all Glo Premier League games and activities for the rest of the season.
Moses said that Salami is only out to embarrass the clubs. “Government is ready to do the right things so if the money comes out in a few hours, it is not his to cry.”