… He has not moved to Pillars, says 3SC
… No, he is our player now, says Kano Pillars
Nigeria Professional Football League side, Kano Pillars and Nigeria National League side, Shooting Stars Sports Club (3SC) are in a fierce battle over the playing status of Abayomi Junior.
It was alleged by 3SC that Pillars had snatched up Abayomi without following the due process involved in signing players.
In a press release by the Club Media Officer, Tosin Omojola, it was categorically stated that the player is still a bonafide player of 3SC.
“The attention of the management of the Shooting Stars Sports Club (3SC) of Ibadan, has been drawn to news flying around that one of our players, Ayobami Junior has joined Kano Pillars FC.
We want to state clearly through this medium, that the midfielder is still a bonafide player of the Shooting Stars Sports Club (3SC), as at now.
“Even though we are aware of his desire to join Pillars who have also written a letter to us, asking for his services, but there has not been any official negotiation between both teams regarding the issue.
“However, we are putting the record straight here that Kano Pillars, apart from the letter they wrote, have not had any official engagement with the management of the Oluyole Warriors.
The Ibadan based Club asserted that it’s not against the transfer of the player urging the 2019 Aiteo Cup winners, Kano Pillars to do the needful if they want the player to be theirs.
“After receiving the letter in which Kano Pillars declared their interest in the player, some requirements were tabled before them which they have not met up till this moment.
However, Pillars have denied the report making rounds in the media that they have signed the player illegally.
According to the chairman of the club, Alhaji Surajo Shuaibu Jambul in a statement signed by the media officer of the club, Rilwanu Idris Malikawa said Pillars have no business with 3SC.
“Yes, we have written to them earlier about the said player, and we also requested them to allow us to talk to him, but we later withdrew due to their high demand and expectations on him, Jambul said.
He emphasized that the player has confirmed that his contract with 3SC had expired and all the documents concerning his change of allegiance are available as an evidence.
According to the seasoned administrator, if his former club has issues with him, they should meet him directly not Pillars because they agreed to sign him based on the documents he presented as a free agent.
“Check our records, we have never signed a player illegal. We are always doing our best to see that we followed due process in all our dealings, and that is for the interest of the club, Kano state Government and the good people of Kano state,” Alhaji Surajo concluded.