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Tornadoes to pay family late player’s salary

Niger Tornadoes have promised to pay the salary of their late defender, Hussaini Isah, until the end of the Premier League season.

Isah  died  after he was hit by  a motorcycle  in Minna on May 14   after  helping  his team’s  to a 1-1 draw  against Kwara United in their league match  at  at the Bako Kontagora Stadium, Minna.

Chairman of the club, Mustapha  Gawu,  told reporters  in Minna on Wednesday they had  settled the outstanding entitlements of the late  left-back.

“It will also interest you to know that out of the magnanimity of the management committee, we have approved that his salary of N200,000 monthly should continue to be paid to the family  until the end of the season, thereafter we will sit and decide the next step on the matter,” he said.

He said  the deceased had an outstanding seven-match bonus amounting to N160,000,  which the club  had  given to  his  family.

According to Gawu, the family will need support, therefore, the club also  gave them N300,000 as well as pay his May salary even before salary due date.

He said, “We knew Hussaini to be the breadwinner of his family and we knew that the family would  need support from  his  friends and well-wishers  at this period. We felt  it would be nice if we accorded  them our own support.

“We paid his outstanding match bonus for seven matches. You know he got married recently, therefore the family needs support at this time of grief.”

The club chief  described the deceased as a disciplined, humble and enterprising young man who will be missed greatly as a person and also his services to the club.

Meanwhile, Niger State Commissioner for Sports Development,  Emmanuel Babur, has disclosed that the state government was planning to donate its own goodwill to the family of late Isah.

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