The Vice Chairman of Warri Wolves FC, Hon. Alex Amudo has clarified grey issues about the purported agreement between Warri Wolves FC and Rangers International FC over ownership of Sunday Mba and Chigozie Agbim.
According to a statement made available to Blank NEWS Online, Amudo, who is allegedly involved in the discussion said, “it was true that the Warri based club has agreed on N8 million (Eight Million Naira) fee for Chigozie Agbim but with a clause that Warri Wolves FC would be entitled to 30 per cent if he goes to any other Club.”
He further revealed that “Agbim will be free to play for Rangers as soon as this fee was settled and they have done this after listening to pleas from well-meaning Nigerians even though they have spent more than that to bring him up.”
On Sunday Mba, Amudo said “the story that they have agreed that Rangers should pay N15 million and 60 per cent from the sales was just a suggestion from somebody who participated in the discussion but was not discussed at all.
“We agreed that Rangers should pay Eight Million Naira on Chigozie Agbim but we did not discuss Sunday Mba and Rangers have not even raised his issue with us. This supersedes whatever has gone out to the press. At the proper time when something concrete is agreed on Mba, we will let the public know through this same source.” Said Amudo.
Recall that an earlier statement released by the Media Officer to Warri Wolves FC, Moses Etu on Saturday morning reads:
“The Board of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) is commended by the Management of Warri Wolves for their verdict on the duo of Sunday Mba and Chigozie Agbim which has finally laid to rest the controversy surrounding the players, especially Sunday Mba.
“We are really happy because it has shown that all along, the Management of Warri Wolves have been on the truth path and they also deserves commendation for their patience despite the lies dished out to the public by those saddled with responsibilities of managing Rangers International.
“Be that as it may, we are happy to tell you that Rangers have finally accepted the verdict in good faith and immediately after the announcement opened negotiations on both players.
“After a careful examination of their offer, even though we have spent Millions of Naira to bring him up to this level, we have agreed that Rangers should pay the sum of Eight Million Naira for Chigozie Agbim.
“On Sunday Mba, the Management of Warri Wolves has also maintained that it will not hold any player from achieving the best in his career and that of Sunday Mba cannot be an exemption.
“As a result of that, having listened to their plea and that of many Nigerians, we have concluded that to help him in his career and in the overall interest of this great Country, Rangers will in the next two weeks pay the sum of N15 million to the purse of Warri Wolves and in addition, Warri Wolves would be entitled to 60 Per cent of the total sales of Sunday Mba to any Club, albeit to tell you that such negotiation must involve our consultants and under the watchful eyes of the Nigeria Football Federation.
“In view of our experience in the last few months, we have asked our lawyers to prepare the necessary papers and both parties will endorse them with representatives of the Nigeria Football Federation in attendance.
“We want to use this opportunity to thank our friends for believing in us while the controversy lasted and equally thanked the Media for their understanding.”