Uzoenyi wants free transfer to Sundowns

CHAN Most Valuable Player (MVP), Ejike Uzoenyi, has demanded for a free transfer from Enugu Rangers to join South African club, Mamelodi Sundowns.
Uzoenyi, who shone at the 2014 CHAN to be named the tournament’s best player, has stayed back in South Africa and he is presently in talks with several clubs including Sundowns and Orlando Pirates. has reliably been informed that Uzoenyi has demanded he be set free with a top management staff supporting this move.
The fleet-footed left winger has through his lawyers written to Rangers for his release as a free player from the ‘Flying Antelopes’ fold in the third week of January.
But pressures from some quarters did not make this achievable which has now forced the player to write a second letter to the management of the club for his release on the condition that Rangers keep 20 per cent of his last season’ sign-on fees and issue him with an I.T.C for him to proceed to Sundowns as a free agent.
Uzoenyi joined Rangers from Enyimba in the 2009/2010 season in exchange for Bishop Onyeudo and has risen steadily to be the highest paid player of ‘The Flying Antelopes’.
He has received his December 2013 salary and his January 2014 salary is scheduled for payment.
Rangers general manager, Paul Chibuzor, insisted Uzoenyi remains a player of the club and if he moves overseas, Rangers will get what is due to them.
“We are very happy by the successes recorded by our players at the recent CHAN competition and much happier with the fact that clubs are scrambling for the services of some of them especially, Ejike Uzoenyi, who is still our player,” the top Rangers official enthused.
“Details for any move have not been completed but when it becomes clear, we shall celebrate it. Ejike Uzoenyi is and remains a Rangers player. I am not aware of any move to deny Rangers what belongs to them.”
Media officer of Rangers, Foster Chime, denied any knowledge of Uzoenyi demanding a free transfer, while calls to the player to get his side of the story could not go through after several trials.

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