The club’s General Manager said the decision became necessary because of United’s “dwindling fortunes in the Nigerian National League, NNL”.
The management of Plateau United FC of Jos on Monday said its players and technical crew have been placed on half salary because of poor performance.
The club in a statement by its General Manager, Bitrus Bewarang, in Jos said the decision became necessary because of United’s “dwindling fortunes in the Nigerian National League, NNL”.
The management was particularly irked by the club’s 2-1 defeat to FRSC of Abuja on Saturday.
“Management is forced to take a drastic measure because the performances have shown a steady decline,” he said.
Mr. Bewarang regretted that much had not improved in spite of efforts to ensure better welfare packages for the players and the technical crew.
He explained that apart from the half salary, the team had also been given a three-match ultimatum to improve or face more severe disciplinary actions.
“Plateau United is aiming for promotion at the end of the season and must be winning matches, whether at home or away,’’ he said.
The statement lamented that United was languishing in the eight position in Group A with 27 points.
It added that it was eight points behind league leaders Wikki Tourist, which is leading the pack with 35 points with 12 matches to go.
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