General Manager of Dolphins Football Club, Joe Johnson says the club is now free of debts owed to its players.
Johnson, while addressing the press in Port Harcourt said it was not something to shout about but since it was a big media issue when the League Management Company listed Dolphins amongst clubs that owed players, it became important to use the same source to say the club is now clean.
“We have paid everything we owe the players, at least up till the last match we played in the League on the road to Sunshine Stars.
“All outstanding match bonuses have been paid to date and of course, we do not owe salaries,” Joe Johnson said.
On the issue of signing on fees being owed for last season, Johnson said the club has done all within its powers which is the salaries and match bonuses but anything regarding signing on fees belongs to the Rivers State government.
“We hope to get a listening ear from the governor as promised by the sports commissioner and we believe that it will be sorted out before the end of the season,” Johnson said.
Dolphins’ defender, Victor Ezuruike, confirmed that the club is no longer indebted to the players but added that they await the Rivers State government to fulfil their part of the bargain.
“Yes, the monies were paid just before the game against Sharks last weekend. We also talked about the enhanced salaries and last season’s signing on fees and an agreement was reached.
“We just hope that we can get it as the money is very important to us,” Ezuruike said.