Ifeanyi Ubah’s forward, Godwin Obaje, has said because he is a free player, FC Ifeanyi Ubah, has no moral right to place a price tag on him.
Obaje’s reaction follows the palacing of a price tag of N30 million Naria on the forward after he expressed his desire to leave the club.
His decision to leave had been due to financial issues that club had with most of the players at the end of last season’s Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL).
Obaje said he had fulfilled ‘all the parameters’ as stated by the League Management Company (LMC), and therefore could not be price tagged.
Goal.com reports that the lawyer of the 19-year-old revealed in an that his client has already invoked one of the laws of the LMC for contract termination, after the none payment of his salary for more than three months.
“Obaje is a free player because one of the rules of the LMC as a just cause to terminate your contract with any NPFL club, says if a club fails to pay a player for three months he can terminate his contract, based on certain parameters”, the lawyer had said.
”We have fulfilled all parameters because we wrote the LMC months ago wanting to terminate his three-year deal which has two more years to run after the club failed to pay him for five months.
”We also wrote the club as well to meet up with the terms of his contract by paying him his salary but we didn’t get any reply from them. So by the laws of the LMC he is a free player”.
He said what his holding up his client proposed move to Akwa United is because the LMC is yet to rule on their application for contract termination, but insist they have fulfilled every requirement for contract termination as demanded by the league body.
“On our part, we are confidently waiting on the LMC to grant us our prayer so that Obaje can fully resume his career with Akwa United, and we are confident they will hold up to the high standards they have set for themselves when it comes to player’s contract.”