Osun United board, through the media officer Tajudeen Amodu said the £10, 000 gotten from Odion Jude Ighalo’s transfer to Manchester United was kept with the Sports Ministry in Osun States.
It will be recalled that the money was reportedly shifted in private accounts. According to Amodu nothing of such happened reiterating that it was kept with the ministry.
“The money is with the Ministry of Sports. You can quote me. I have been interrogated on this by some people, but I can reiterate this over again. The ministry has the money in their custody,”Amodu told The PUNCH.”
According to FIFA rules.
“if a professional footballer transfers to another club during the course of a contract, five percentage of any transfer fee shall be deducted from the total amount of this transfer fee and distributed by the new club proportionally between the clubs or the club (depending on the case), which formed the player from 12 to 23 years old.”
According to findings made by The Punch, some months back it was confirmed that the Osun State Government, owners of the club, had never received any money from Ighalo’s transfer fee, with the money allegedly paid into private accounts.
It will be recalled that Odion Jude Ighalo once upon a time played for Prime FC, which was later rechristened Osun United, before joining Lyn Oslo a Norwegian side in 2007 at age 18.