The Chairman Niger Tornadoes Management Committee Hon. Adamu Aliyu has redeemed his earlier pledge of N500,000 bonus to players of Tornadoes in their round of 16 AiteoCup encounter against Cynosure Football Club of Porthacourt.
The chairman while handing over the cash gift to Captain Mustapha Aliko during the club’s evening training at the Bako Kontagora Stadium, promised another 1 Million Naira bonus for a win against their quarter final opponent Smart City of Lagos which is slated for Kwara Stadium Complex on the 28th of this month.
He said as far as the new management is concerned players welfare will remain a priority… In his words the chairman said, “I will ensure that players are paid their salaries before the management gets theirs.”
The Chairman further disclosed that Governor Abubakar Sani Bello has given directive for the payment of 10 million Aiteo Cup money for coming 2nd in 2017 earlier promised by the Governor himself which he Adamu Aliyu was wrongly accused of diverting.
He said the money, when released would be shared between the players including those that have since left the club.
He then called on the Tornadoes Supporters club and fans not to allow themselves to be used for selfish or political gains, adding that, managements come and go but fans and supporters remains.