I am not fin­ished with Eny­imba move –Kaita

NNL sus­pends three Remo play­ers, warns DSS

Daily Trust - - SPORT - By Mansur Abubakar Kaita

The move back to the Nigeria Pre­mier League with Eny­imba In­ter­na­tional FC by ex-Su­per Ea­gles mid­fielder Sani Kaita af­ter a ten year so­journ in Europe has con­tin­ued to di­vide opin­ions among many foot­ball lov­ing Nige­ri­ans, with many are of the opin­ion that his de­ci­sion will ben­e­fit the league and the play­ers, oth­ers say it is a de­mo­tion on the part of the player.

But Kaita has re­futed claims that he is fin­ished as a player hence the move to the People’s Ele­phants of Aba af­ter don­ning the shirts of some of the stel­lar clubs in Europe which in­clude Sparta Rot­ter­dam, Lo­co­mo­tiv Moscow and AS Monaco.

“People are wrong about my trans­fer to Eny­imba, it is purely for foot­ball rea­sons, I still have a lot to of­fer as a player that’s why I came to the place where they’ll have con­fi­dence in me to per­form, af­ter my surgery the only thing on my mind at the mo­ment is to get back play­ing as soon as pos­si­ble” the for­mer Kano Pil­lars mid­fielder said in a tele­phone in­ter­view with Daily Trust.

Sani Kaita will be hop­ing his stint with Eny­imba is de­void of any con­tro­versy like the one in the 2010 FIFA World Cup where he was red carded af­ter an un­nec­es­sary chal­lenge on Vasilis Toro­sidis in Nigeria’s 2-1 de­feat to Greece. No fewer than three play­ers of Remo Foot­ball Club have been sus­pended for the rest of the sea­son fol­low­ing their al­leged in­volve­ment in the phys­i­cal as­sault of the match of­fi­cials af­ter the Week 10 Nigeria Na­tional League (NNL) match even as the club has also been slammed with huge fine to serve as de­ter­rent to other teams that will bring the game to dis­re­pute.

The af­fected play­ers are Hen­shaw Bless­ing, Vic­tor Mbaomah and Ade­banjo Ja­cob who were sanc­tioned for run­ning foul of Ar­ti­cle 6.0 (2) of the rules of the league 2013/2014 sea­son just as the club has been fined the sum of Two Hun­dred Thou­sand Naira (N200, 000) only which NNL said must be paid be­fore Remo ver­sus Ben­del In­sur­ance home match for con­tra­ven­ing Ar­ti­cle 6.0 (1). The club will also face an­other sanc­tion from the Nigeria Foot­ball Fed­er­a­tion (NFF).

Mean­while, NNL has warned the man­age­ment of DSS, Kaduna to pay up its fine to the ac­count of the league or­ga­nizer or risk. The club was fine the sum of Two Hun­dred Thou­sand Naira (N200, 000) only for the mo­lesta­tion of match of­fi­cials in DSS ver­sus Ji­gawa Golden Stars Week 10 tie.

Sec­re­tary of NNL, Lawrence Katken who signed both letters to the erring clubs warned of heavy sanc­tions if they fail to com­ply.

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