Bayelsa United Frowns at Rivers United and Lobi Stars Illegal Possession of Players

The attention of Bayelsa United have been drawn to an unauthorized use of three players from the club by two Nigeria Premier Football League NPFL club 

The club in a statement queried Rivers United for featuring two Bayelsa United players Alex Oyowah and Osagie Onisodumeya in the ongoing Naija Super 8 tournament at the Mobolaji Johnson stadium in Lagos.

The statement notes that it is against rule nine and framework of the NPFL for Alex Oyowah, Osagie Onisodumeya and Taiwo Adbulrafiu to be featured by Rivers United and Lobi Stars.

According to Bayelsa United  the trio have two  years contract with the club that would last  till 2024 to 2025 hence featuring for Rivers United was capable of breaching the rules of NPFL which makes Rivers United culpable  under rule 9:29.

The club therefore appeals to Rivers United on the abuse of procedures by the pride of Rivers, an action that amounts to inducement of Bayelsa United players, holding Rivers United in breach of rule 9:39:1 and 9:39:2.

It notes that a damage of 1,000,000,00, One Million Naira only be awarded in favour of Bayelsa United against Rivers United and Lobi Stars for exemplary damage to deter future occurrence in Nigeria league.

Bayelsa United explains that Osagie Onisodumeya, Alex Oyowah and Taiwo Adbulrafiu still have a valid contract and that it was illegal to see them in Rivers United and Lobi Stars colours despite their salary increment.

Taiwo Adbulrafiu who joined Bayelsa United from Crown FC is currently earning (300,000,00) Three Hundred thousand naira, Osagie Onisodumeya receives (250,000,00) Two Hundred and Fifty Thousand Naira while midfielder Alex Oyowah is on the same figure.

Credit: Hananeel Jackson (Media Officer, Bayelsa United)

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