Striker Tosin Omoyele has decided to terminate his contract with eight-time champions of Nigeria’s top-flight Enyimba, http://aclsports.com reports.
The 25-year-old striker, who scored the winner in his side’s Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) matchday seven encounter with Akwa United last Wednesday, opted to put an end to his nearly two-year stay at the club due to unpaid salaries.
As contained in a letter sent by his representative T.C. Ujah, LL.D. to Enyimba, this latest decision came after the club failed to acknowledge previous correspondence sent by the same legal firm.
“We refer to our Default Notice to you dated 7 January 2022 (a copy of which is attached herewith), wherein Enyimba Football Club was put in default for unlawfully failing to pay our Client up to two monthly salaries on their due dates and issued a deadline of 15 days within which to comply with its financial obligations to our Client,” reads the letter sent to the club.
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“Not only has Enyimba Football Club refused to respond to or acknowledge the said correspondence, but the club has also continuously and brazenly refused to fulfil its financial obligations to our Client, in a manner that is abusive, unfair, and unlawful.
“Under the extant laws and regulations, particularly the Regulations on the Status and Transfer of Players, the current circumstances of the treatment meted out to our Client together with the refusal and failure to pay his monthly salaries and financial entitlements (now over two months) constitute just cause for the termination of the playing contract, for which Enyimba Football Club is liable.
The “Unlawful failure to pay salaries to Mr. Tosin Omoyele” titled letter was concluded with a termination notice.
“TAKE NOTICE, therefore, that our Client hereby formally terminates his contract with Enyimba Football Club, effective immediately. TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that his termination is without prejudice to all overdue payables, financial entitlements, and legal reliefs to which our Client is entitled.”
Omoyele joined the Aba Elephants back in 2020 from Plateau United and has scored eight times in his 34 league appearances for them since then.