Yet to get prize money of I-League 2016-17: Top scorer Dipanda Dicka
Former Shillong Lajong striker Dipanda Dicka mentioned on Saturday that he’s but to be paid for being the highest scorer of I-League final season.
The Cameroonian skilled, who gained the highest scorer’s trophy (golden boot) with 11 objectives to his name for the Shillong outfit, instructed PTI it’s “disturbing” that the nation’s premier championship is but to give him his due.
“I got only the trophy but yet to get the prize money. I contacted my former club (Shillong Lajong) but they said I should speak to the All India Football Federation. I told them I was hired by them, they should take up my case,” Dicka mentioned.
“What will I do with the Trophy? I am a professional footballer, and I’m here to play football for my family. It’s really affecting me. I’m disturbed. What’s the motivation left?” Dicka who’s at the moment enjoying for Mohun Bagan mentioned.
Dicka was additionally the highest scorer within the Calcutta Football League Premier Division with 12 objectives for Mohammedan Sporting however he claimed that he’s but to get the prize money there additionally.
“It’s kind of frustrating. I’m planning to take up my case with the AIFF after our match against Gokulam on February 12,” the Mohun Bagan ahead mentioned.
Dicka by the way lead the chart with eight objectives this season and he hopes that the draw between the highest two teams –Neroca FC and Aizawl FC — in Imphal on Saturday have brightened their prospects.
“Definitely we’re there with a chance. We have to get maximum points from our remaining five matches. I think we can do it and reclaim the trophy.”
The 2014-15 laws point out a prize money of Rs 50,000 for the best scorer of the I-League and when contacted, AIFF secretary Kushal Das mentioned, “I am not involved with the matter. Please speak to I-League CEO Sunando Dhar.”
Dhar was not obtainable for a remark.
The guardian physique of soccer in West Bengal, IFA, nonetheless, mentioned there was no prize money for being the best scorer within the Kolkata league.
“There’s some miscommunication. And as a matter of fact, we are yet to have an awards ceremony,” IFA secretary Utpal Ganguli mentioned.