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NPFL players are poorly paid, Aggreh fumes

Aggreh dazzles for his new club Sporting Clube de Macau

Prince Aggreh has slammed the poor welfare of players in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) and strongly declared that he does not miss the league following his departure to Sporting Clube de Macau.

Aggreh is enjoying a fine campaign with Macau in his debut season, having scored six goals with six assists in six appearances for his new club.

Asked if he misses the NPFL, he replied: “No, I don’t. The salary is poor, bad referees and bad management. So, why will I miss such league where players suffer?

“The league managers know what to do to make the league better but they will not do it.

“I just pray that the players know what they want and start acting fast because the league is killing so many good players and many don’t even have contract.”

The former Kano Pillars winger argued that foreign players are not better than locally based players if provided the perfect environment.

“Players in Europe are not better than Nigerian players,” he argued. “When you take a Nigerian player to Europe where they he is not owed salaries, no bad referees, no bad management and he lives a good life – tell me why he won’t excel.

“Imagine all the rubbish they do in the Nigeria league and players still play good football. Players will travel for two days in a bus to play a match and you want them to play well, na wa o!

“Here it is very easy because of the good pitches and good atmosphere. No stress at all.”

Aggreh played in the NPFL from 2010 to 2017, representing Bendel Insurance F.C,Heartland F.C, Sunshine Stars F.C, Kano Pillars F.C and Ifeanyi Ubah FC before moving to China Macau.

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