Kogi State Government failed to finance Kogi United and Confluence Queen since 2018 according to an unnamed government source. The state official told www.aclsports.com that they are shocked how the former chairman of the state teams was able to prosecute games without funds from government.
He said government had capitalised on the protest embarked by both teams to remove Abdul Sule and his management after overseeing the affairs of the clubs for 6 years and 3 months.
The source said, “According to our records at the government house, funds have not been released for Kogi United and Confluence Queen since 2018 and I wonder how the dissolved board are able to prosecute games.
“Most times we read on the pages of newspapers and the social media that Kogi United and Confluence Queens honour matches outside the state. We were full of joy when the news broke out two years ago that Kogi United gained promotion under this present government but our dream was cut short when we learnt they will play a playoff.
The state official failed to tell www.aclsports.com if Abdul Sule will get the funds he used in prosecuting some of the matches before he was sacked as the chairman of Kogi United and Confluence Queens.
He said, “We are aware that Abdul Sule prosecuted some matches with borrowed funds. The power rests on the state governor to reimburse all funds spent.
Since Abdul Sule’s dismissal, Kogi United and Confluence Quuens are yet to win a match in the Nigeria National League (NNL) and Nigeria Women Professional League (NWPL)