Sep.07 (THEWILL) — Former Makurdi Lobi Stats Football Club team manager Mr. Gabriel Ogwuche has to repay ten months salary he allegedly received without proper employment status with the club.
Lobi Stars vice-chairman and general manager, Mr Dominic Iorfa, who made the disclosure while listening to complaints from players and other club support staff during a meeting at the township stadium Aper Aku, in Makurdi, explained that there were no traces. to show that Mr. Ogwuche was legally employed at the club.
“The appointment of the former team manager was signed by the then club secretary Mr Terzungwe Ichull, it is unclear who interviewed him as the letter was not signed by the president and vice president of the club.
According to Mr. Iorfa, the meeting with those claiming to be club staff has become necessary, for those claiming employment to come forward and submit valid documents for verification to determine its validity.
Describing the recent protest by alleged club staff at Government House, Makurdi, as political and ineffectual, explained that the government took the decision to disband the entire management due to lack of performance and lack of funds.
Mr Iorfa revealed he inherited more than 74 players and 40 coaches when he took office in March 2022 and questioned why only three of the protesters attended the meeting to defend their professional status.
Commenting, Senior Special Assistant to the Governor of Sports Coach Godwin Wua described Iorfa as an experienced football administrator who used his experience to lift Lobi Stars Fc from relegation in the upcoming domestic league tournament. to end.
He pointed out that even though some players had taken the wrong approach to express their grievances, he called on Mr Iorfa to temper justice with mercy by reviewing the cases of some dismissed players and thanked him for bringing some former players from club to home.
Coach Wua has called on Mr Iorfa to stay focused to lead the club to continental matches in the 2022/2023 league year, pledging his support for the club’s excellence.
Two assistant coaches, Moses Uvoughor and Femi Ola Aluko, and an assistant club security officer, Mr James Jato, who appeared and defended their status at the meeting, were cleared and recommended to be reinstated in their respective positions.