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Abia Warriors, Wydad clash over Chisom Chikatara

08 July 2016, 09:41Israel Ojoko

Lagos - Abia Warriors FC is holding claim of the rightful ownership of striker Chisom Chikatara, denying Wydad Casablanca’s statement that the player’s transfer to the Moroccan club has been sealed.

Wydad accused Abia Warriors of not releasing Chisom after claiming all monies have been paid and flight ticket sent to the player to fly to Morocco.

But the Nigerian club has denied Wydad’s claims in a statement.

“Our attention has been drawn to various publications on Wydad Athletic Club of Casablanca official website insinuating that their club have completed all transfer formalities of our player, Chisom Chikatara to Wydad Athletic Club and wish to state that player Chisom Chikatara remains a bonafide player of Abia Warriors FC, Umuahia.

“That as at the time of this publication, Wydad Athletic Club of Casablanca are yet to fulfill the transfer requirements of player Chisom Chikatara from Abia Warriors FC to Wydad.

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“That whereas Wydad claimed on its website that the transfer money of Chisom Chikatara from our club to theirs “was successfully transferred after the club presented the certificate of transfer of the International Player”, the whole truth and nothing but the truth is that Abia Warriors FC, Umuahia has not received the purported transfer fee and has therefore presented no certificate of transfer to Wydad Athletic in respect of the player in question.

“We also wish to confirm that our player Chisom Chikatara has not received any flight ticket to Casablanca or any where for that matter from Wydad Board of Directors as claimed by the club’s website.

“We wish to state with all humility that the publications on Wydad website concerning player Chisom Chikatara is to say the least, untrue and very unfortunate.

“The Board of Abia Warriors FC therefore states unequivocally here that player Chisom Chikatara remains our property regardless of the baseless claims of Wydad Athletic Club of Casablanca until otherwise stated by us.”

News24 reported that Chisom is due for to resume fully with Wydad this July.

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