Friday Jul 24, 2015. 16:06
Enyimba are locked in a Titanic battle with Burkina Faso over the transfer of highly-rated midfielder Adama Zerbo, who is the skipper of his country’s home-based team.
The Nigerian club plan to sign Zerbo during this transfer window, but Burkina Faso want such a transfer to wait till October, when their home-based team would have battled Nigeria in a 2016 CHAN eliminator.
Zerbo’s transfer now will mean he will be ineligible for the CHAN qualifier in October.
“We have to wait and see what happens as this is a very delicate case,” a top Enyimba official told AfricanFootball.com
“We have invited the player for a routine medical after which he is expected to sign a contract, but we really don’t know if he will agree to this based on the pressure from his country’s FA.
“If we don’t sign him now, we cannot sign him again till the new season.”
The 27-year-old Zerbo was the best player in the Burkina Faso league in 2013.
He features for army team ASFA Yennenga of Ouagadougou.