The club will also lose Super Eagles’ goalkeeper Chigozie Agbim.
The hope of Nigeria Professional Football League side, Enugu Rangers, to have Afcon hero, Sunday Mba, in their fold may have finally hit the rocks as the Nigeria Football Federation has reiterated that the Super Eagles’ attacking midfielder, belongs to rival club, Warri Wolves FC.
The Federation also disclosed that Super Eagles’ goalkeeper, Chigozie Agbim, who is currently training with the Enugu based Rangers is also a player of the Warri outfit.
NFF President, Aminu Maigari declared on Friday that the Federation is disappointed with the failure of both Wolves and Enugu Rangers to resolve the matter several weeks after the NFF gave them the latitude to put the player’s career back on track.
The NFF said in a press statement that its ad-hoc committee on the matter had decided, late last year, that the player has his contractual obligations to Warri Wolves and told both clubs to decide a transfer fee for the player. Unfortunately, both clubs have not been able to do so.
“This is also to declare that goalkeeper Chigozie Agbim is legitimately a Warri Wolves’ player. Any club in quest of the services of these two players should go and negotiate with Warri Wolves. The NFF is very much interested in the career progression of our players and will continue to ensure that nothing jeopardises this progression,” the statement read.
Mba rose to prominence at the last Africa Nations Cup won by Nigeria, where he scored crucial goals including the only goal in the final match against Burkina Faso.