Nigerian strikers accuses team for treating them like slaves

Portuguese club, Boavista had been accused by two Nigerian strikers Micheal Uchebo and Uche  Nwofor, of allegedly treating them like slaves.

The duo complained of how they always live in fear due to the harassment and intimidations they receive regularly from the club’s security guards.

The club’s officials are seen trying to prevent Uchebo from entering the club’s training facilities in a shocking video recently leaked by Oluwashina Okeleji of BBC on Twitter.

With one of the officials  threatening to hit Uchebo and put him “to sleep” as the saga over their ill treatment went on.

According to supersport, The problem began after the pair refused to pay cut at the start of this season , therefore, Alvaro Braga the clubs president, ordered that they should be isolated from the team.

Uchebo who is been owed a total gross amount of €600, 000 by the team is still willing to stay until the end of his contract.

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Unlike Nwofor  who had ended his contract with Boavista in September  after agreeing a compensation of €110,000 and subsequently moved to Slovakian side AS Trencin due to the threats he  received recently from the team. has been informed that Boavista have been reported to Fifa and Fifpro while Uchebo’s representative Kobe Benson has vowed to make sure the Portuguese club pay every penny owed the players.

Already Fifpro, which defends the rights of professional football across the world, has reacted by stating that the treatment of the players is “unacceptable”.

“Simply unacceptable treatment (from Boavista). We’re monitoring the situation. Far too common around the world, sadly,” said Fifpro.

In 2008, Boavista were punished heavily by the Portuguese league body for gross misconduct bordering on coercing referees in the 2003/04 season and were demoted to the second division as a result.

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