• Mon. Apr 15th, 2024

NPFL24: Heartland slash players salaries by 50 per cent

After 22 matchdays of poor performances in the Nigeria Premier Football League this season, the management of Heartland FC has decided to slash players salaries by 50 per cent until further notice or risk further sanctions, platinumnewsng.com is reporting.

This comes after a disgraceful 5-1 home loss to Plateau United on Wednesday in matchday 22 of the NPFL 2023/24 season.

In a social media post by NPFL journalist, Mike the Pundit, the team management will now pay players half salaries until there is improved performances. The Owerri based side were beaten 5-1 at home.

To improve the team performance. the general manger of the club, Promise Nwachukwu revealed the new move the club will be taking

“The club management has decided to slash the salaries of the players by half as from now henceforth until the team’s performance improves,” Nwachukwu told the club’s media.

“I was just deeply rooted to one spot after the game yesterday and was the last to leave the stadium because I could not have envisaged the poor performance the players exhibited against Plateau United. They played as if nothing was at stake and as If they were bereft of ideas.

“In all my time at the club, I have never seen a time Heartland FC played so poorly. This is beyond coaching issue and it is time the players took the blame for the defeat and try to redeem their image with a win against Sunshine Stars on Sunday.” He concluded.

Heartland sits rock bottom of the NPFL table with 18 points from 22 points. Under Christian Obi, the Naze Millionaires are winless in 15 games, having drawn nine games and lost six matches.

Obi was sacked after a nine game winless run. His replacement Kennedy Boboye came onboard and won three from seven but orders were sent that Obi be reinstated as coach in December. Since then, Heartland have not tasted victory in the past six games under Obi’s return.

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