Following defeat suffered at the hands of the visiting Sharks of Port Harcourt
Following the monumental defeat suffered by the Abubakar Bukola Saraki (ABS) FC from the visiting Sharks of Port Harcourt on Wednesday, the management of the club has paid the three-month salary arrears and outstanding bonuses to the players and officials, to return them to winning ways.
A statement from the club, signed by the club’s Media Officer, Jimoh Bashir, and the Team Manager, Alloy Chukwuemeka, confirmed the payment on Friday.
The club, which enjoyed an outstanding start to the season occupying the 5th position with 9 matches unbeaten, has declined to 14th position on the table.
This slump has been attributed to fatigue and backlog of salaries and allowances, which resulted in psychological imbalance on the part of the players. The ABS management, in a statement, described Wednesday’s 1-3 home defeat to the visiting Sharks of Port Harcourt as the worst result so far in the history of the club.
It described the defeat as “unfortunate and a big setback to the club’s aspiration to finish amongst the top four teams at the end of the season.”
However, the management assured the fans of a come back.
“We hereby assure the teeming fans and supporters of the only privately-owned club of our readiness to make appreciable impact in the league, as well as the Federation cup.”
To this end, the management had signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Technical Director of the Kwara Football Academy, Paul Ashworth, for him to serve as an observer coach.