Dolphins: Sarpsborg Have No Valid Case On Emem Eduok

DOLPHINS FC have asserted that Sarpsborg 08 of Norway do not have any valid case regarding their claims that they have sealed the transfer of striker Emem Eduok as the club failed to contact them when they ought to have done so.
Goal gathered that Eduok went for a successful trial with the Norwegian club but despite the fact that he agreed personal terms with Sarpsborg, the inability of the Norwegian club to meet the demands of Dolphins has made the deal null and void.
Goal was also told that Sarpsborg actually contacted A&B Academy, a grassroots club that the player never played for and agreed a four year deal with the academy without carrying Dolphins along in the negotiations.
The head coach of Dolphins FC, Stanley Eguma told Goal that it was wrong for a club of the calibre of Sarpsborg not to have found out sufficient information about the player they intended signing and that going to discuss with A&B Academy, a club that does not have any connection with Eduok showed their ignorance.
He said that Sarpsborg would find it very hard to prove their case even before FIFA because they started on a wrong foot from the scratch and that they have fallen victim of dubious agents who explored their gullibility.
Eguma noted that Sarpsborg never reached out to Dolphins at all and that they only alerted them after they got stuck but that they were only aware of Eduok’s trip to Esperance of Tunisia and that the club promptly got in touch with them before they agreed to his switch to the North African club.
Hear Eguma: “It was so unfortunate that the player had to be thrown out of the Eagles’ camp because this is just a simple case of a club that ought to have found out about the player they wanted to sign so as not fall for some of these desperate agents. Sarpsborg by their status should have known that Emem made his name with Dolphins. He scored 24 goals last season while playing for Dolphins and all his achievements can only be traced to Dolphins and not any club.
“It was wrong for Sarpsborg to have gone to A&B Academy, a club that does not have anything to do with Emem. Emem never told us he contacted them and Sarpsborg only told us about it when the issue had gone out of hand. It was only Esperance that reached us and we have agreed terms with them not with any other club.”
Eguma went further to state that Dolphins would fully cooperate with the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) in order to unearth those behind the shoddy act adding that it was right for the Football House to adjudicate in the matter so that it doesn’t smear the name and the image of the country.
The NFF has already asked Eduok to quit the national team camp as they attempt to investigate issues surrounding the heated transfer.