Heartland FC’s quest to extend their unbeaten streak to five games is under serious jeopardy with the players’ impending decision not to make themselves available for training from Tuesday until the backlogs of their unpaid salaries and bonuses are offset.
The Naze Millionaires players who allegedly owed between two months and seven months have been said to be training with an empty stomach for quite some time and the players have unitedly said they won’t be honouring any training session until their demands are met.
Heartland have remained unbeaten since their 2-0 away loss to Enugu Rangers but have only won a game out of four with the remaining three ending in drawn games including the morale-boosting goalless draw achieved in Ilorin against Kwara United.
The Naze Millionaires will be up against in-form Kano Pillars who beat Wikki Tourists in Bauchi this Sunday and if the players make good their threats the club may not have the best of preparation for the Matchday 18 tie.
A message made available to dasportstainment247.com read: “Heartland players threatened to boycott training from Tuesday 23rd March 2021, unless Governor Hope Uzodinma attends to their backlog of unpaid salaries and match bonuses.”
Heartland are 11th on the league table with 23 points from 17 games while Kano Pillars, their Sunday’s foes are third on the log with 30 points from 17 games.