3SC to Pay N5m to Sunshine Stars Over Ajani Transfer

3SC have been ordered to pay the sum of N5m to fellow Glo Premier League club Sunshine Stars on or before 19 July following a breach in transfer regulations over the services of Ajani Ibrahim.

The Players’ Status Committee of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) at its meeting on Monday, 15 June found that Ibrahim absconded from Shooting Stars’ camp despite having a running contract with the Akure outfit.

The committee headed by NFF Executive Committee member, Babagana Kalli, had in a previous sitting on 15 April urged Shooting Stars to begin negotiations with Sunshine Stars to secure the forward’s penmanship- but such statutory discussion failed to yield result.

The committee, in its ruling, ordered that the aforementioned sum of N5m be paid into an account to be disclosed by the ‘Akure Gunners’ as transfer fee and that Sunshine Stars shall be entitled to 20 per cent of future sale of Ibrahim, or trigger a N3m buy-out clause instead of the 20 per cent future sale.

And also that 3SC and Ibrahim have from the day of the ruling till Monday, 22 June to pay the sum of N500,000 and N100,000 to the Players’ Status Committee for the illegal approach of the player and for decamping without formal notice.

A request for an appeal of the decision must be sent to the General Secretary of the NFF within 10 days of 3SC receiving notification of the decision otherwise it becomes binding and final.

Jude Anyaduru, Dahiru Sadi and Austin Popo are the other members of the committee. Nasiru Jibril is secretary and Joshua Onoja the assistant secretary.

Ibrahim scored Shooting Stars’ opening goal in last week’s 3-0 defeat of Lobi Stars at the Lekan Salami stadium.

The Ibadan based outfit are 15th in the Nigeria Professional Football League table with 12 points, while Sunshine Stars are 3rd on 20 points.

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