For a team known for its mesmerizing brand of football and great attacking mentality, rare woeful defensive calamity nearly humiliated Nnewi United at home against Delta Force FC as they threw away the lead thrice in the encounter
While it was a very entertaining game for the neutrals, it was indeed a nervy one that had not just the Manager, Anayo Offor but all fans of United, eating their hats and biting their fingernails till the very end of the match
Even as lots of positives can be drawn from the game with regards to the strong mentality of the squad to keep getting its nose in front after being pegged back, it is clear that a lot of work needs to be done in the defensive department especially in keeping shape when the team is not with the ball
The game is historic as it marks the highest scoring match United has ever been involved in and also the highest scoring match in the Bet9ja NNL this season
In the end, the beautiful game of football won as both teams threw caution to the wind and went on an overload mode
Any doubters of football should be made to watch this classic in order to appreciate the beauty, suspense and ecstasy that comes with football
Sunshine Queens players protest non payment of seven month
By Esther Egbe
Players of Nigerian Women Premier League Side, Sunshine Queens on Friday in Akure protested over the non-payment of their match bonuses, allowances and 7 months salaries,National Daily learnt.
” We are tired, we have been patient enough and we deserve what belongs to us. We havent been paid a salary this year and despite that, we play our heart out for the team.
Some of the players who were visibly angry told National Daily that they are tired about the excuses given to them by Goverment officials each time they ask about their salaries and will not resume the second round of the NWPL except their money is paid in full.
” Its funny how the team that hasnt been paid in 7months are ontop of the log. It shows how loyal and committed we are and we just want to be get what belongs to us and thats the reason we are protesting today.
The Ondo State Commissioner for Sports Saka Yusuf Ogunleye who addressed the girls said he cant promise when they will get their money, but promises to work on the process
Evidently, the players werent satisfied with the promises of the Commissioner for Sports as he had also made the same promise about five months ago and so the players have vowed to keep fighting for their money until it is paid in full.The Owena Mermaids are on top of the Group B standing of the NWPL with 16 points.