NFF wades into Emem Eduok transfer saga

The leadership of the Nigeria Football Federation [NFF] has waded into the transfer scandal brewing around Dolphins FC star, Emem Eduok.

Esperance of Tunisia and Norwegian top division side Sarpsborg 08 are both laying claims to the player who scored 20 goals in the Nigeria League last season.

The NFF boss, Amaju Pinnick, said it was a big shame to have one of the brightest stars from the country locked in a transfer mess that does not portray Nigeria in good light in the comity of football nations.

In this light, the NFF boss assured that the Federation will be paying greater attention to player transfers, especially internationally.

“Look at the cloud of controversy over the transfer of one of our brightest stars, Emem Eduok. That is a shame and should not happen.

“We will investigate this matter and come up with recommendations. Whoever is found culpable will have questions to answer. Mr Pinnick assured.

For many, the latest controversy around Eduok is one too many as one recalls the age scandal that denied the former Akwa United star a chance of teaming up with the Nigeria U23 team being handled by Coach Samson Siasia.

PREMIUM TIMES gathered that Eduok has signed a juicy three-and-a-half-years deal with Tunisian league champions, Esperance while on their part the Norwegian club Sarpsborg 08 through their sporting director Thomas Berntsen also announced that a four-year pre-contract deal has been signed by the former Akwa United forward in December.

The Norwegian side who backed up their claims on the player with photos of him signing documents have now vowed that it would report both Dolphins and Esperance to FIFA.

Sunday Mba who is now languishing in the third division in France passed through the same transfer mess which many agreed contributed to his downturn.

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