Sharks deny financial crisis


Management and playing staff of Sharks say there is no crisis at the club and players have no intention of embarking on a strike as threatened by sister club Dolphins.

The news broke out on Sunday that players of Dolphins, the Nigerian League champions threatened to down tools if the Rivers State government, their sponsors to not pay about twenty match bonuses owed the team from the last football season, but Sharks say they will not join in that.

General manager of Sharks, Okey Kpalukwu said on Monday that no Sharks player is owed salaries of sign on fees so far.

“I can confidently tall you that we are not owed any salary or sign on fees while arrangements have been made to pay up the outstanding match bonuses owed our players,” Kpalukwu said.

Kpalukwu also went on to add that fans should not judge Sharks on the strength of the two matches they have played so far in the League.

“It’s still early days. We need more playing time for the old and new players in the side to blend and I’m sure the fans will be happier with the team by the time we start winning,” Kpalukwu said.
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