The transfer saga involving Dolphins’ Emem Eduok has taken another twist with the forward denying he ever played for A&B academy which Norway side Sarpsborg claimed they signed him from.
Eduok went further by clarifying the state of things regarding his transfer by revealing he signed a deal with Esperance of Tunisia not Sarpsborg.
“I initially signed for Sarpsborg and I thought they had contacted Dolphins, which they didn’t, I do not play for any academy called “A and B,” he told Laurasboxx.
“I’m a Dolphin player. I have signed for Esperance of Tunisia and will be unveiled after my international duty with Nigeria.”
The saga might drag on and possibly draw the attention of FIFA, as Sarpsborg unveiled Eduok as their player claiming he told them, verbally and in written form, he belongs to A&B Academy not Dolphins.
Meanwhile, two officials of Dolphins, Joe Johnson and Stanley Eguma will jet off to Tunis to finalize a deal for winger, Emem Eduok.
On December 17, supersport.com exclusively reported that Eduok had agreed a move in principle to join Norwegian club Sarpsborg 08.
Team Manager of Dolphins, Johnson says he is aware of the stories linking Eduok to Sarpsborg but said the “deal was illicit”.
“I heard about the deal linking Eduok to the Norwegian club (Sarpsborg 08), but any such arrangement is illicit as far as I know,” Johnson told supersport.com
He added the deal for Eduok will likely be made public in the coming days.
“I and our technical adviser (Eguma) will be flying out to Tunisia on Monday (January 5) to officially complete the deal with Emem.
“I cannot exactly say when the deal will be completed but in the coming days, everything will be made clear,” he said.
Eduok scored 20 league goals for Dolphins last season, including six in the club’s 6-0 thrashing of Nembe City.