“Hottenham Football Club Inks Deal with Abdulhamid Sabo for a Modest Sum of Two Thousand Naira Only.
A Northern Nigerian Football Club, Hottenham Football Club, Secures Abdulhamid Sabo’s Services for a Mere Two Thousand Naira.”
“The club competes in the Babura Local Government Football Association League in Jigawa State.
Confirming the transaction, Aliyu Eloquent shared on his Facebook page, ‘Officially, ABDULHAMID SABO (ABUT) has joined AREWA UNITED from HOTTENHAM for a fee of (N2000). The deal is finalized.’
Meanwhile, Nigerians have expressed mixed reactions to the transfer, with some hailing it as a ‘fantastic deal.’ While some welcomed the development, others questioned the nominal transfer fee.
A Facebook user, Adejoh Ernest, commented, ‘What an excellent deal. Congratulations.’
Another user, Jafar Zumar, in contrast, remarked, ‘What is this useless deal?’
Kabiru Saleh, who was taken aback by the astonishingly low transfer fee, exclaimed, ‘Just 2k?'”
Nonetheless, a brief review of Aliyu Eloquent’s Facebook posts discloses numerous instances of players being transferred for sums as meager as N6,000 or less.
The transfer fees vary, ranging from as low as N2,000 to a maximum of N5,000. This highlights the dire condition of grassroots football in Nigeria, necessitating prompt action from administrators.