- Heartland involved in auto accident
Shooting Stars insisted wednesday that they will continue their pay strike today until their various demands are met by the management.
‘The Oluyole Warriors’ are owed five months’ pay and 10 match bonuses and they insist they to be paid a lump sum before they will return to training ahead of their next match against relegation-threatened Warri Wolves.
“The players will continue with their pay strike today,” a source disclosed.
“They have now demanded that they be paid at least N1 million each before they will consider calling off this strike.
“They also wish to see the contracts they have with Shooting Stars.”
The work-to-rule started Tuesday evening when the players stayed away from training, leaving the coaches to later also leave the training ground.
Shooting Stars are 14th on the table with 44 points from 33 matches.
Meanwhile, NPFL side, Heartland FC of Owerri was involved in an auto accident in Maiduguri wednesday.
The Owerri-based side was in Maiduguri to honour the NPFL Match-day 35 clash against El Kanemi Warriors today at the Maiduguri Township Stadium.
The team arrived safely in Maiduguri yesterday but the hosts team bus conveying the Naze Millionaires to their hotels ran into the Nigerian Army Hilux Jeep on the Kano/Jos Road near the Ramat Polytechnic.
No death was recorded in the auto accident but nine Heartland players sustained varying degree of injuries.
The injured were taken to hospital for treatment while El Kanemi Warriors’ officials arranged another vehicle to take others to the hotel.
El Kanemi Warriors Secretary, Tahir Bala confirmed the auto accident and equally confirmed that nine players were injured in the sad event.
“Yes, the bus conveying Heartland team from the airport to their hotel just had an accident with an army car but no death was recorded rather about nine players sustained bruises.
“We are making frantic effort to take the injured to hospital for treatment while arrangement is going on to take others to their hotel. That’s what I can say for now,” said Bala to supersport.com.
The top-flight clash could not hold on Saturday like others as Heartland were unable to secure a flight to Maiduguri from Abuja.