Glo Premier League side, Abia Warriors has said it will match an offer of N750,000 monthly salary (about $3,000) and a car from Kano Pillars for their striker, Chisom Chikatara.
Chairman of the Umuahia-based side, Chief Emeka Inyama said Chikatara, who netted four goals at the ongoing CHAN 2016, remains a player of Abia Warriors despite a deluge of offers from home and abroad before him.
“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 that Warriors are currently studying a string 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 analysing 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.”