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Unpaid for 22 months, FCT Queens female footballers to protest on Tuesday

“We will go out and rally tomorrow, every member of the team will visit the FCT minister’s office to fight for our right,” a player, Stephanie, said.

PREMIUM TIMES had reported how the team management failed to pay the players’ salaries and sign-on fees for 23 months and how they were made to play and travel in terrible conditions.

Some of the players who spoke to PREMIUM TIMES on Monday said they would embark on the protest to the Abuja Minister’s office.

“We have all been stranded here in Abuja since the end of the league season feeding only on foods given to us by people around; we eat only once in a day, we are going out to fight for our right.”

The club is owned by the Abuja administration and is among the 20 female teams that are part of the Nigeria female football league.

“The money is ready, we will be paying the girls’ outstanding and salaries in October, and I assure you they will get their salary before the month ends,” the club’s team manager, Nuhu Gorah, told PREMIUM TIMES in October.

Following the reports, and subsequent public backlash, the management of the club promised to pay the backlog of salaries in October.

The footballers of the FCT Queens have decided to embark on a peaceful rally on Tuesday to demand the payment of their 23-month salaries.

The players said they will protest to the Abuja minister’s office.

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