Nigeria U17 star close to joining debt-ridden Sfaxien

Nigeria U17 star close to joining debt-ridden Sfaxien
Junior Ajayi (left) with Sokari (right) flank representative Vincent Alumona

by Samm Audu

Tuesday Feb 16, 2016. 13:35

Nigeria U17 defender Lukman Zakari is close to joining Tunisian club CS Sfaxien, who are neck-deep in debts according to top sources.

Zakari, from Unity Academy of Kaduna, was an ever-present as Nigeria clinched a record fifth U17 World Cup in Chile in November.

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However, the youngster could face some hard times financially at the Tunisian club as compatriots Junior Ajayi and Kingsley Sokari are both to be paid sign-on fees and other obligations to their clubs and agents.

“Junior Ajayi has not been paid his sign-on fee by Sfaxien since he joined them in September. His club and agent have also not been paid,” disclosed the source.

“Sokari’s agent has also not been paid and you begin to wonder why the club keep accumulating more debts and responsibilities.”

It was further understood that players and officials of Sfaxien second team recently staged a lock-out to protest the non-payment of their entitlements.

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