Two months after the 2020 Prudent Energy Handball League, Kogi State Government is yet to pay the allowances of the Handball team.
Kogi state finished 8th position at the 2020 Prudent Energy Handball League in Abuja.
According to a member of the team, neither the players nor team officials were paid camping and match allowances for all the sacrifice by the Kogi State Government.
The source who spoke to www.aclsports.com on the condition of anonymity revealed that the camping exercise, competition, feeding, accommodation alongside transportation for the team were all taken care by the Kogi state handball association chairman, Jibril Saidu.
He said, “Confluence Stars went into camp in preparation for their first ever appearance at the highest handball league for 3weeks.
“The team had two weeks camping at Lokoja inside the confluence stadium and later move to Abuja the venue of the league for one week so as to acclimatize with the environment.
“Surprisingly, to date, neither the players nor team officials were paid allowances by the Kogi State Government.
“If not for the chairman of the Association, Jibril Saidu we would have missed out of the biggest handball league in West Africa. He singlehandedly encouraged the team before, during and after the league”.
He appealed to the state governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello to wade into the situation in order to avoid sanction from the Handball Federation of Nigeria.
He said, “I want to guess that the Governor Yahaya Bello is not aware of our sad situation. I am appealing to his Excellency to save the club from this imminent ban and encourage the players to play at the upcoming 2021 league”.
Confluence Stars defeated Niger United, NSCDC, Borno Spiders, Delta Force and Plateau Vipers to remain and play at the 2021 Prudent Energy Handball League.