Commendation as Oyetola approves payment of outstanding salaries of Osun athletes, coaches

 
By Ekene Agbor, Osogbo
The management of Osun United has appreciated Osun State Governor, Mr. Gboyega Oyetola for the payment of outstanding salaries of Osun athletes, coaches, players and the management of the two state owned football clubs.
It would be recalled that salaries of contract coaches, athletes, players and management of Osun United and Osun Babes were stopped in July, 2020 as contained in the letter addressed to the General Manager, Osun State Sports Council Mr. Rotimi Dunmoye through the Commissioner for Youth and Sports, Mr. Yemi Lawal.
Sequel to reactions that the salary stoppage generated from stakeholders in the sports sectors both at the state and national levels, Governor Oyetola approved the payment of all athletes, coaches, players and the management.
In a statement by the President of Osun United Football Club, Chief Ademola Adesina, made available to News Boom by the club’s Media Officer, Tajudeen Amodu, the management thanked the Governor for the kind gesture which, according to him, is in line with the global practices across the world.
“Our sincere appreciation goes to Governor Gboyega Oyetola who approved the payment of all outstanding salaries of our players as well as those of Osun Babes, contract coaches and athletes. This shows that His Excellency values sports and understands contributions of Osun athletes, players, coaches and management to the development of the state.”
Meanwhile, the management of Osun United has promised to investigate the alleged illegal deductions from salaries of all players, the technical crew, backroom staff among others who have expressed displeasure over the matter..
The president, who expressed disappointment on the matter and urged those affected to ‘calm down’  as investigation continues said he was never briefed or hinted before the action was taken despite several calls and contact with the sports council and the Ministry of Youth and Sports.

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