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Yet to get prize money of I-League 2016-17: top scorer Dicka

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

Former Lajong striker today said that he is yet to be paid for being the top scorer of last season.

The Cameroonian professional, who won the top scorer's trophy (golden boot) with 11 goals to his name for the outfit, told PTI it's "disturbing" that the country's premier championship is yet to give him his due.

"I got only the trophy but yet to get the prize money. I contacted my former club (Lajong) but they said I should speak to the Federation. I told them I was hired by them, they should take up my case," Dicka said.

"What will I do with the Trophy? I am a professional footballer, and I'm here to play for my family. It's really affecting me. I'm disturbed. What's the motivation left?" Dicka who's currently playing for Mohun Bagan said.

Dicka was also the top scorer in the Calcutta League Premier Division with 12 goals for Mohammedan Sporting but he claimed that he's yet to get the prize money there also.

"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 forward said.

Dicka incidentally lead the chart with eight goals this season and he hopes that the draw between the top two teams -- Neroca FC and Aizawl FC -- in Imphal today 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 regulations mention a prize money of Rs 50,000 for the highest scorer of the and when contacted, said, "I am not involved with the matter. Please speak to "

Dhar was not available for a comment.

The parent body of football in West Bengal, IFA, however, said there was no prize money for being the highest scorer in the

"There's some miscommunication. And as a matter of fact, we are yet to have an awards ceremony," Utpal Ganguli said.

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First Published: Sat, February 10 2018. 19:10 IST