Chairperson of the Nigeria Women Premier League (NWPL) Aisha Falode has
reacted to the recent complaint of a former player of Bayelsa Queens and Ibom Angels, Blessing Dabrinze.
Dabrinze had in an interview with Naijafootballplus.com bemoaned how her
former employees have refused to pay up her wages, especially Bayelsa Queens.
The Banking and Finance graduate equally said her efforts of trying to reach the
board had been abortive. But reacting to these claims, the NWPL boss said no
official complaint had been made to the board.
“Cases involving any bridge of contract that has come to us, we have addressed. Some of the players can attest to this,” Falode told
“When you go to the social media or pages of the newspaper to say a club is owing doesn’t make it official.
“You have to write to the official email of the NWFL and make your case, then you’ll see how it is dealt with,” She added.
Falode however advised players going into deals with clubs to ensure they have a third party that will guide them properly before signing any contract.
According to her, it was the boards civil obligation to ensure players contracts are not bridged especially when it comes to paying their entitlements.
“Players have to know that this is a contractual obligation in a business
organization,” continued Falode.
“You have to get a lawyer, it might be an expensive one but one who has a
“Someone who knows what you’re getting into with another party and so as to be guided accordingly.
“We owe it as an obligation to ensure that the wages of these players are
not compromised and paid as at when due,” she summed.