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Antelopes, Wolves at war over Mba



Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) clubs, Warri Wolves and Enugu Rangers appear to be on the war path over the ownership of Nigeria international, Sunday Mba.

Last week, Wolves reportedly slapped a €1 million transfer fee on Mba who had a fantastic outing for the Super Eagles at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa.

Rangers have now reacted to the development stating that Wolves have no right to place a price tag on the attacking midfielder.

Chairman of Rangers, Chief Festus Onu said he was shocked at the news as "Mba is very much our player."

“Sunday Mba is very much our player. A few years ago, he left Rangers for Enyimba from where he proceeded to Warri Wolves. We never cleared him to play for Enyimba in the first place and we have documents to validate our claims,” Onu told supersport.com.

Wolves have however laughed off the claims of Rangers as "completely baseless."

Supermo of the club, Amaju Pinnick explained to supersport.com that Rangers have no case as regards the ownership of the player.

“The claims of Rangers are completely baseless. They know it and we will wait for them to come forward with their form of proof. Mba is our player,” he said.

Meanwhile, the 24-year-old who scored two blinding goals for Nigeria at the 2013 Afcon has taken the time to give his thoughts on the issue.

“I want to go to Enugu to see how this will be sorted out amicably but ultimately, I have the final say in this. I alone can decide where I will play. No one can say to me that I am a Warri Wolves player or an Enugu Rangers player,” he said.

Wolves supremo, Pinnick however believes the player does not have the power to make such a decision.

“He (Mba) knows he does not have such powers,” Pinnick stated.

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