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Hyderabad FC NorthEast United FC


28 Friday 2022 | CLUB IMO
The Club would like to address the recent events surrounding the departure of Sylvester Igboun. There have been rumours and baseless allegations that the Club is not looking after its players. The Club would like to state on record that all requests made by the player, no matter how unreasonable, were met. Despite this the player’s behaviour was unbecoming and incredibly unprofessional. The Club is saddened and feeling betrayed by the unprofessional behaviour of Sylvester Igboun. The Club’s priority is, and always has been, the wellbeing of our players, and we reject the allegations that the Club is not providing adequate facilities to our players. Speaking on the matter, Head Coach Marco Balbul had the following to say: “From the very beginning the Club and management has agreed and worked towards fulfilling every demand the player has had. There has been no request made by the player that the Club has not catered to. Despite the numerous attempts by the management to make sure the player was comfortable, the player insisted on behaving in the most unprofessional way. This behaviour was on display even before he left unannounced as whilst he was at the club, he would frequently miss training sessions. This for me is an indication that the player never wanted to play. Currently the mood in the dressing room is excellent and all the players are incredibly motivated and supportive of each other. This incident has not affected the team’s morale, rather it has brought all of us closer together. Whilst the results of the first 3 matches are not what we wanted, the team is fully committed to ensuring that this changes and giving it our all on the field. I would like to thank the management for their support of me and the players, and I can confidently say that all our requirements and needs are being met and the Club has more than honoured its commitments.”
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