3SC, Late Player’s Brother In War Of Words Over Entitlements

first_imgShooting Stars Sports Club (3SC) have been caught up in a war of words with the brother of their late player Izu Joseph over his entitlements owed by the club.Izu was killed by soldiers in October 2016 while he was on holiday in his home town of Okarki in Bayelsa State and he was reportedly being owed eight months’ salary and allowances before his death.According to the Nigeria National League (NNL) club, the total money owed is N2.3m but his family members claim the entitlements amount to over N3m.His brother Izu Reuben has been at war with the club over the refusal to pay the money owed prompting his petition to the Oyo State Government.In swift response to the petition, a club statement signed by their spokesman, Jubril Arowolo, denied the late player’s brother and that the club had been crediting their father’s bank account as instructed by the family.The statement read: ““While we acknowledge that the club was owing the late player, it is very pertinent to put the record straight that hardly would a month pass without the club paying into the account of Pa Joseph Izu, the father of the deceased, as requested by the family in the last six months.“This act did not go down well with the said Reuben, who wanted the payments in his account instead, a situation currently causing frictions within the family. We have refused to take issue with Mr. Reuben Izu as a mark of respect for the late player but this reaction is necessary in order to put a stop to the mischievous manner in which the man is going about the issue.”“On our part, we are committed to offsetting the outstanding salary and this position was acknowledged by an official of the National Association of Nigerian Professional Footballers, Mr. Austin Popo, during his visit to our office last Friday.” the statement further added.Reuben has however reacted to the club statement in a chat with the Punch. He said the club is not revealing the truth and that they only paid for two months.He said: “It is really unfortunate that a well-respected club like Shooting Stars can resort to cheap blackmail because of the petition I wrote to the government and the Oyo State House of Assembly. The letter was meant to ensure that we get their assistance in getting justice for my late brother while imploring them to offset the debt so that we can cater for late Joseph’s daughter.”“I have never requested that the money be paid into my account and their claims of paying for six months is a lie. They only paid N300,000, which was done in two months. We have called them to give us a breakdown of late Joseph’s salary and allowances as well as his bonuses, but they haven’t done that.”“Their blackmail won’t stop me or the family.” Izu Reuben concluded. RelatedSacked 3SC Players At War With Club Over SalariesNovember 10, 2017In “Nigeria”Rivers Utd Players Beg Gov. Wike To Settle Outstanding Financial Entitlements (AUDIO)February 27, 2020In “Featured”Okunowo Drums Up Government Support For 3SCMarch 14, 2018In “Nigeria”last_img read more

HKJC prize bumps up Betting Shop Manager of the Year award

first_img Share StumbleUpon Share The Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC) has added further prestige to this year’s ‘Racing Post/SIS Betting Shop Manager of the Year’ award, confirming that the winner will be further rewarded with a ‘once a lifetime trip’ to Hong Kong.Racing Post and SIS have whittled down a final field of 24 shop managers, competing for the award which will be announced at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London on 11th November.HKJC bonus prize will see the winner flown business class to Hong Kong, visiting the legacy racing operator’s historic Happy Valley racetrack for the Jockey Club’s famous ‘Happy Wednesday night racing’, before settling into the first of five nights in a luxurious five-star hotel.Before the lucky winner and their partner go on to a day of full hospitality at Sha Tin on FWD Champions Day on Sunday 26th April, they will also be hosted at the FWD Champions Day Gala Party on Friday night.George Irvine, Commingling Development Director at the Hong Kong Jockey Club, said: “Betting shops up and down the UK work tirelessly to offer a great service for their customers, so we’re delighted to be rewarding this year’s Betting Shop Manager of the Year winner with an exciting trip to Hong Kong.“FWD Champions Day, with three Group 1 races on the card, will be a fantastic day’s racing, while Happy Valley is a bucket list trip for many racing fans. We’ll also be throwing in business class flights, five-star accommodation and a great night for the winner and their partner at the FWD Champions Day Gala Party. From everyone at the Hong Kong Jockey Club, we’d like to wish the best of luck to the final 24.”Alan Byrne, Chief Executive and Editor-in-Chief at the Racing Post, said: “Those who have been lucky enough to enjoy racing at Happy Valley and Sha Tin will immediately recognise what a magnificent prize this is for our overall winner.“Not only does the Racing Post cover racing at both tracks, we are also proud partners of the Hong Kong Jockey Club. It is wonderful that the HKJC are supporting the competition by offering this once-in-a-lifetime trip for the winner of the 2019 Racing Post/SIS Betting Shop Manager of the Year.” SBC Magazine Issue 10: Kaizen Gaming rebrand and focus for William Hill CEO August 25, 2020 Related Articles Spotlight delivers Racing Post translated services for Pari-Engineering Russia August 26, 2020 Submit Spotlight ups matchday commentary reach and capacity for new EPL Season  August 21, 2020last_img read more