Transfer Palaver: Kaduna Utd Vindicated By FIFA’s Decision On Ambrose

Chairman of Kaduna United, Honourable Sabo Babayaro feels vindicated by FIFA’s decision to deduct six points from MS Ashdod of Israel over their refusal to pay the agreed transfer fee of Super Eagles’ defender Efe Ambrose five years after his transfer.
The world football governing body yesterday ordered the Israeli Football Federation to deduct six points from MS Ashdod over their alleged refusal to pay the transfer fee of Efe Ambrose who was transferred for the sum of $150,000 five years ago from the relegated Glo Nigeria Premier League side.
“It’s a good decision and will act as a deterrent to other European teams not to take our simplicity in transfer issues for stupidity. Above all, I feel vindicated because the last board of the team told press men last season that I diverted the funds into my pocket.
“At no time did Ashdod act like they were willing to pay the agreed money. Our domiciliary account was in red. They asked that we provide an alternative account. We did, yet they didn’t credit it. As a matter of fact, I was the one who dragged FIFA into the case after he was sold to Celtic”.
The Glasgow Celtic defender was sold to the Israeli side based on the agreement that Kaduna United will be entitled to 20 per cent of his further sale but since he was sold to Celtic, Kaduna United are yet to get the agreed percentage.
“We are yet to get the transfer fee. How do you now expect them to pay for a sell-on clause? In everything about the transfer, they tried to outsmart us but FIFA just rescued us. I’m disappointed. Iexpected more from them”.

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