Surprise I-League champions Minerva Punjab FC on Tuesday said they will pay salaries of domestic players as soon as they receive their dues from the All India Football Federation (AIFF).
The Punjab-based club also expressed hope of playing the Super Cup which they had opposed to earlier.
According to knowledgeable sources, many of the younger Indian players are yet to get their salaries and this has been the case for months.
"Yes, it's true that some of the players did not get their salaries for the last month. We will clear the dues as soon as we can. We are targetting by end of next week. We have some dues from AIFF and as soon as we get that, we will move ahead with payment of players," Minerva owner Ranjit Bajaj's wife Henna said.
Minerva defied all odds to bag the coveted I-League crown earlier in the month as the title race went down the wire.