Oboabona was one of the revelations of the Nigerian squad at AFCON 2013
The management of Sunshine Football International Club on Thursday denied a media report that it had placed a 1 million Euro price tag on its African Nations cup winning defender, Godfrey Oboabona.
The Chairman of the Ondo State Football Agency, the body in charge of the state owned football teams, Segun Adagunodo, made this rebuttal in Akure, the Ondo State capital.
Clarifying the development, he said what the club had was an offer of 1 million Euro from one of the top flight teams in Ukraine, saying the club in conjunction with the marketer appointed for the player is still studying the offer.
Adagunodo explained that the offer from Ukraine was one of the various offers so far received over the talented central defender as many other teams had shown interest in the player.
He said, “It was a misconception on the part of the journalist that spoke with me, what I actually said was that an offer of one million Euro came from one of the Eastern European countries, specifically Ukraine and I told the person that we are still studying it because an offer for Godfrey Oboabona will have to be taken with due consultations with our consultant, Mr. Emman Obichi, who has been appointed to manage him on behalf of sunshine, we cannot go behind him and start giving offer, that is the true situation”.
He added that other offers that were not up to 1million Euro had come from various clubs before the Ukrainian team came up with its offer, saying this however might not be the last offer to be received by foreign clubs over the defender.
“ The implication of studying the offer is that it is still possible that the club has a higher offer because we have had some that came up with 500, 000 Euro, 750, 000 Euro before that of 1 million Euro, so it is still possible we have a higher offer from some other clubs,” he said.
Oboabona played full 90 minutes in all the six matches Nigeria played at the Nations Cup in South Africa.