Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Rangers, Wolves agree over Mba

Warri Wolves and Enugu Rangers have finally agreed on allowing Sunday Mba continue to play for the Enugu club on loan this season.

Representatives of both clubs met in Lagos on Monday and thrashed out knotty areas concerning the future of the Nigeria international who has been a subject of transfer lately.

Wolves in a statement said Mba has "fully accepted" that the Warri club control his "contractual rights."

"The management of Warri Wolves wishes to inform the general public that after a crucial meeting involving our player, Sunday Mba this morning in Lagos, we wish to state clearly that Sunday Mba has fully accepted that Warri Wolves has full control of his contractual rights," stated Wolves.

Rangers are also said to have failed to pay up for the loan fee initially agreed upon by both clubs.

However, Wolves will continue to loan out Mba to Rangers without "any financial obligation" pending when the midfielder gets a deal abroad.

"We also wish to state that despite the ruling of the Nigeria Football Federation over two months ago, Rangers International Football Club has been unable to meet the terms of transfer requested by Warri Wolves," the statement further read.

"As a result of this, we wish to state clearly that the team put into consideration the need for the player to play at the highest possible level and in the highest profile competitions.

"The management in keeping with Warri Wolves policy to encourage to the best of its ability the career path of its players and in order not to jeopardise the international career of Sunday Mba after agreeing that the Club owns his contractual rights, we have agreed to allow the player to continue to play for Rangers pending his inevitable move to a Club abroad.

"We wish to say that this loan move to Rangers International does not have any financial obligation attached to it because we believe in our way of doing things professionally," concluded Wolves in their statement.

Naijaligue.blogspot.com understands that the agreement between Rangers and Wolves was one of the criteria given to the Warri club by an unnamed European club, which will formally seal a deal for the Nigeria international in a few days.

It was earlier mooted that Mba was holding out to leave on a free before Rangers and Wolves struck an agreement on Monday to resolve the six-month old transfer row.

Mba is now relieved that the saga over his future is now over.

He said: "I want to thank everyone who ensured that this trying time for me is over - the Delta State sports commission chairman, Mr Amaju Pinnick and others I cannot immediately name. I am happy and now I can concentrate fully on my career and make the best out of it."

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