Embattled Super Eagles’ midfield player, Sunday Mba has begged the two clubs fighting over him to let him pick the club he wants to play for and continue enjoying his best football form since helping the Super Eagles to win the last Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa.
Mba who scored the winner against Cote d’ Ivoire in the quarter-finals of the 2013 Afcon as well as the lone goal that fetched Nigeria her third Afcon in South Africa on Sunday, February 10th, 2013, has been involved in a controversial transfer and ownership tussle between the last club he played for which is the Warri Wolves and his former club Rangers International which the Nigeria Federation has set up a 4-Man Committee to look into.
Nationsport spoke to him at the NFF Secretariat and the player confessed that the transfer saga has really affected him and he wished the whole issue is quickly resolved so that he can concentrate on his football.
“I am not happy that this is happening to me at the time I’m supposed to make the maximum use of the Afcon feat and glory in South Africa. By now I’m supposed to be looking forward to a fulfilling career and a fruitful stay in the Super Eagles not this kind of wahala (trouble) my brother”, Mba said with regrets.
His case may take longer than it is expected to be resolved as feelers from both Warri Wolves and Rangers International indicate a fight to the end to get the rights of ownership of the player.
Mba, Nationsport scooped has numerous juicy offers from Europe since his scintillating performances in the colours of Super Eagles in South Africa. So it is understandable that both Warri Wolves and Rangers won’t like to miss the cash his transfer to European clubs would fetch the right club that owns the player.
As at yesterday, the final decision on the matter had not been made by the Dr. Sanusi Mohammed led 4-Man Committee but the NFF top official disclosed that they would present their verdict on the matter to the NFF Executive Board that has the right to make the verdict public.