Wrong account details delaying player payments – Official
Saidu Musa, a senior tennis official and director of the CBN Open Senior Tennis Championship, revealed that most of the players who participated in the just-concluded tournament have received their payouts.
Mr Musa, in a statement in Abuja on Tuesday, said the few players who had not yet been paid were those who had not yet submitted their bank details or those whose bank details were incomplete.
He said that more than 90% of the players who participated in the tournament received all their money and only a few were left to receive due to one issue or another.
“The treasurer will pay them in cash, and those who have account numbers but haven’t received their money, are those who haven’t dropped the correct bank details or bank name.
“So when those making the payments downloaded the number they provided, the money didn’t go. It bounced back because of a wrong account number, which they will have to download again.
“The account number of the secretary of the federation has been affected which they will have to return after correction.
“It’s unfortunate; what happened has never happened before. Normally the federation takes the money and pays the player in cash.
“They are making efforts now to make the final payment. Those with student accounts cannot receive payment through banks, they will be paid in cash,” Musa said.
According to him, the remaining players will receive their money between June 1 and June 2.
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“I believe that the following tournaments will not have the same problem. The president of the Federation is not happy with this question.
“He sympathizes with the players and I have to come back to Abuja to sort this out and I’m optimistic it won’t affect the sponsorship.
“We’re already working on it and it won’t happen again.”
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the CBN Open tennis tournament is Nigeria’s most glamorous tennis championship.
The 2022 edition had a total of 64 male players and 32 female players who took part in the 10-day championship inside the Moshood Abiola National Stadium, Abuja.
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