Glo Premier League side, Abia Warriors Football Club of Umuahia has declared that goalkeeper Emmanuel Fabiyi remains Abia Warriors player and asked all teams romancing with his services to steer clear.
In a statement signed by the club’s Media Officer, Igwe Onuoha, Abia Warriors regretted that the former Bayelsa United goaltender could not return to camp after a two-week break, granted the players by the technical crew following the conclusion of the first phase of the league.
The club observed that Fabiyi, who is still under contract with Abia Warriors until the end of the season, has been spotted training with a rival team from the South-West part of the country and warned of the obvious consequences of fraternizing with a player who is still under a valid contract with another club.
In his reaction, the Secretary of Abia Warriors FC, Mr. Oliver Ndife said that Fabiyi, who only joined the club at the end of last season, has not handed in any transfer request neither did he discuss orally with the management or technical crew of his purported movement to another club side.
Mr. Ndife wondered why the player should even contemplate moving to another club when his contract with Abia Warriors was yet to elapse, pointing out that a player under contract must be cleared by his present club before he contemplates moving to another side.
The club’s scribe therefore called on the League Management Company (LMC) to call the Benin Republic international goalkeeper to order by not granting him any clearance to play for another club so as not to bring the league into disrepute.