I am not finished with Enyimba move –Kaita
NNL suspends three Remo players, warns DSS
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.