Batubo wants Dolphins, Sharks stint
Clifford Batubo has challenged NPL sides, Dolphins and Sharks to "come and grab" him.
Batubo was at the weekend crowned the Most Valuable Player of the 2012 Rivers State Governor's Cup in Port Harcourt.
The creative midfielder was eye-catching in Okrika's emergence as the champions of the annual grassroots football fiesta sponsored by the Shell NNPC joint venture.
Batubo said he is available to any league side that would require his service in the coming league season.
"Yes, I'm ready either for Dolphins or Sharks, they should come and grab me. I'm hot for them and ready to play.
"They shouldn't look down on us at the grassroots but give us a look in as they would be shocked to see how much we have in stock to contribute to their quest for laurels.
"The grassroots have opportunities and potentials, they should come in and tap them as it is done elsewhere. Nobody would have known we play good and quality football if not this competition," said the stylish playmaker to supersport.com.
Batubo said hard work singled him out for recognition.
"I feel very happy today (Friday), as I least expected the recognition despite playing well in the entire competition. I think (my) hard work finally paid off.
"I never struggled for the award rather doing my humble best to ensure the team succeed.
"This is a stepping stone for me to move up to the next level in my football career. I want to move up by either getting a team inside or outside the nation's shores to continue my trade," said the competition third highest goal scorer to supersport.com.
Batubo has no club at the moment as he looks forward to defending the award next year.