Players of Glo Premier League club, Dolphins FC, have finalized plans to embark on an indefinite strike action.
The players say they want to take the drastic step to force home demands for the payment of their signing-on fees for the 2012/13 football season.
Striker, Ifeanyi Egwim, who was one of the most vocal agitators, said the players are in dire straits financially and insisted that only a strike could compel the sponsors to offset the debts.
Another member of the Dolphins team, Victor Ezuruike, said Egwim had echoed the sentiments of all of the club’s playing staff.
He revealed the players had resorted to borrowing money to pay their bills with the hoped things would return to normal soon.
“We have not been paid our signing-on fees from last season and we have run out of patience. We are going on strike any moment from now,” he told supersport.com on Tuesday.
The attacker said he was not making a unilateral decision but revealed that the players had a meeting and decided that embarking on a strike was the best option to take.
“I am not speaking for myself. I am speaking on behalf of the team,” he said.
Ezuruike added that the players would go on strike because they have faced so much hardship in recent months.
It would be recalled that Dolphins refused to “swim” several times last season to press home demands over unpaid financial entitlements.