By Akin Bolarinwa
The families of late Ismaila Shagari who died mysteriously after a brief illness alleged that the management of Akwa united football club has abandoned the late player’s family and the wife with two kids without the financial entitlement the state government promised the Akwa United players and officials that won the Aiteo FA Cup in 2017.
The late Ismail Shagari died this year because he was unable to get proper medical treatments while he was on sick bed due to financial constraint encounter by the family which led to accumulated medical bills.
Information reaching us revealed that Ismaila Shagari waa owed about Two million Naira (#2,million) being part of his share from the Seventy million naira (#70,million) promised the players and officials since 2017 for wining the FA cup.
Shagari left behind a struggling wife and two lovely children and it is difficult period for them at this moment.
Now several months after his death, the management of Akwa united football have not redeemed their pledge of sorting out his outstanding benefits.
The families of (late) Shagari stated that they would write to the League Management Company and the Honourable Minister of Youth and Sports to seek redress for his as they can not stand helplessly while the late goalkeeper’s immediate family (wife and children) continue to live in penury.
The 26 year old, (late) Ismaila Shagari was a great goal keeper with Akwa United football club and contributed to the team wining the Aiteo Cup in 2017.