Nigeria’s duo of Brown Ideye of Olympiacos and Abdul Jeleel Ajagun of Panathinaikos will join other football players in Greece in observing an indefinite strike from next week.
In a release by the Panhellenic Association of Paid Footballers, “all soccer players of the Greek Superleague as well as the lower leagues will be going on strike for the indefinite future beginning next week.”
Their announcement notes that a few years back a fund was created to assist players whose teams are relegated from the professional to amateur leagues, due to either financial or performance reasons, making their existing contracts and thus salaries void.
The players decided to carry out the strike due to the Greek league’s indifference toward assisting in the fund even though two years ago, they had signed a contract to provide funds to it.
PSAP also notes that players had given up some of their rights to allow the various leagues keep going. “We care about the obvious. About the survival of our weak colleagues, who are losing, all of a sudden,” the report added.
The proposed strike will come into effect during the Greek Cup fixtures that are scheduled to be played between December 15 and December 17 and will carry over to the football league fixtures.