Nigeria premier league side Abia Warriors have said they will match an offer of 750,000 Naira-a-month (about $3,000) and a car from Kano Pillars for their striker Chisom Chikatara.
Abia Warriors chairman Emeka Inyama said Chikatara, who netted four goals at CHAN 2016, remains a player of the Umuahia club even though he has been bombarded with tempting offers from home and abroad.
“During a transfer window, you can hear any type of rumour but the fact is that Chikatara is an Abia Warriors player. He told me that Pillars offered him N750,000 (a month, about $3000) and a car and I promised him that I will match that offer,” said Inyama.
“He has not put pen on paper for any other team except Warriors.”
Inyama further disclosed Warriors are currently studying a rash of offers from overseas for the highly-promising striker.
“As I am talking to you now, I have about 15 offers on the table both from Europe and North Africa. We are analyzing the offers and we will see what will be good for him and the club,” he said.
“One thing is that his development is so important to me. He calls me ‘daddy’ and I wouldn’t fail him. In whatever deals he is going into, I will make sure his interest is well protected.
“I took him away from home. His mother handed him over to me and I promised her that the boy will bring more than kolanut home.
“This was a boy who had never played football outside Umuahia before I snapped him up. Now the whole world has taken note of him.”