Danladi clears air on diversion of Nasarawa United players transfer fees | Dailytrust

Danladi clears air on diversion of Nasarawa United players transfer fees

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The chairman of Nasarawa United, Barrister Isaac Danladi, has denied his alleged involvement in the sale of some key players to foreign clubs and diverted into private pockets the proceeds of such transfers.

In the past days, Danladi who doubles as Chairman of Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) Club Owners Association, has come under attack by some critics following the transfer of some top players of Nasarawa United to foreign clubs.

Some of the players transferred are former CHAN Eagles striker, Ibrahim Sunusi; Abubakar Lawal; Hassan Abdallah; Tebo Franklin and Silas Nwankwo.

While addressing a press conference on Tuesday morning in Lafia, Danladi said such allegations were baseless and the handiwork of some mischief-makers.

“Some people erroneously believe that monies from the sale of Ibrahim Sunusi, Abubakar Lawal, Hassan Abdallah, Tebo Franklin and Silas Nwankwo were never remitted to government accounts.

“It is indeed ridiculous for people to allege that we collected and diverted money.

“Everything we are doing is known to the people who gave us the responsibility to manage this club.

“In the case of Silas, it is not long that he was transferred. It is not more than two or three weeks and he is having age issues.

“Up till now, his contract has not been concluded. So when was the money released?” he asked rhetorically.

Danladi, therefore, said instead of peddling unfounded allegations against the club’s management, genuine supporters of Nasarawa United should join hands to move the club forward.

The member of the NFF technical committee also assured that despite recent setbacks, Nasarawa United are confident of ending the ongoing season with silverware.

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