26th November, 2010
Former Nigeria Premier League, NPL champions, Bayelsa United are on the brink of going moribund unless sweeping changes are made in the fold.
The club, in dire financial straits may not take part in the Professional League, Nigeriaâ€™s first division competition, which gets underway tomorrow.
The former media officer of the club, Ebi Avi said the former champions are currently passing through their worst phase as a professional outfit.
â€œThis is about the worst period for this club. Players are owed almost two years sign on fees. And nothing is being done,â€ Avi said.
Avi also noted that unless swift moves were made by the clubâ€™s sponsors, the club could be in for some very difficult times in the days ahead.
â€œIf we are not careful, this club will no longer be in existence.
“The situation does not look so bad but with nothing being done so far and the Pro Leagueâ€™s kickoff just days away, we may have heard the last of Bayelsa United,â€ he said.
Until recently, Bayelsa United were the champions of the Nigeria attracting the best names in the land.
The club represented Nigeria in the 2010 CAF Confederations Cup, where they reached the semi finals as well as the 2010 CAF Championsâ€™ League, where they were knocked out in the preliminary round.