Lobi Stars have paid the two months’ salary due to the family members of Sarki Audu as one of the ways to show respect for their former player who died recently in a road accident.
Audu was on his way back from a short visit to the family of his wife when disaster struck and he died a day after the accident while his wife and daughter are still battling for their lives as a result of injuries suffered from the auto crash.
The Assistant Chief Coach of Lobi Stars, Ernest Jupiter who delivered the two months’ salary for November and December, 2014 said that the money paid was one of the ways the club has earmarked to honour the player who served the club without any blemish for three seasons and that Lobi would continue to assist in their own little way.
He said the death of Audu was a sad loss and that the Makurdi side were yet to recover from the shock of his death because the news hit them by surprise.
“We are all pained at heart over what happened to Sarki and he was the last player we expected death because he was so young and full of life. He served Lobi Stars without any problem and he was a good player with his goals always crucial for the team both home and away in all the three seasons he stayed with us.
“We will miss him and this two months’ salary is just a token of our appreciation of his immense contributions for the three seasons he was with us. We promise to help the family in other ways based on whatever we have,” Jupiter was quoted to have said by Lobi’s coordinator, Ganiyu Adeleke.
Receiving the money on behalf of the family at his home in Potiskum, Yobe State, the father of the late Sarki, Mallam Salihu Audu thanked Lobi Stars for deeming it necessary to give some of what belonged to his son to his family stating that the club should not hesitate to assist the deceased family in other areas.