NIGERIA: I signed for Rangers before Afcon – Mba

Nigeria’s forward Sunday Mba (C) celebrates with teammates after scoring the opening goal against Burkina Faso during the 2013 African Cup of Nations final football match between Burkina Faso and Nigeria on February 10, 2013 at Soccer City stadium in Johannesburg.Nigerian international, Sunday Mba has moved to voice his opinion over the long drawn battle between Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) clubs, Warri Wolves and Enugu Rangers.

Both clubs claim they own the player but the midfielder has now declared that he is surprised the issue has hogged the headlines in recent days.

Mba said he signed a contract with Enugu Rangers before the commencement of the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa with Enugu Rangers.

“I signed a contract with Rangers even before I left for South Africa for the 2013 Afcon and I am surprised Wolves are saying Rangers have no right of ownership over me,” Mba told supersport.com on Wednesday.

The 24-year-old also revealed that Warri Wolves was aware he had completed a move and signed a contract with Rangers.

“Wolves are aware of this and I am surprised they are saying I am still their player,” Mba said.

Meanwhile, the committee set up by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to resolve the controversy will meet in Abuja on Wednesday.

The committee has invited officials of two-time Caf Champions League winners, Enyimba as well as Enugu Rangers, Dolphins and Warri Wolves, alongside the player.

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