Wikki Tourists pull out of race for Yobo, and why he needs to be part of this season NPFL.

 

Wikki are among the four clubs listed by the League Management Company (LMC) to have bid for the services of the former Fenerbahce of Turkey’s defender who will be available for premier league action in the final 12 matches of the season but the club’s lean pocket has forced them to have a rethink.

Financial constraints may have forced Wikki Tourists to pull the plug on the acquisition of former Super Eagles’ skipper, Joseph Yobo a top source has confirmed to SportingLife.

A source within the club told SportingLife that management of the club met and decided that it was best for Yobo to play for club with the financial strength to pay his wages and that Wikki will continue to use players they have registered presently for the remainder of the league season.

Other clubs said to have signified intention in signing the winner of the South Africa 2013 AFCON are FC IfeanyiUbah and Kano Pillars and that the LMC and the eventual club picked by the league body for the defender will bear his wages.

Yobo retired from football on May 27 in Port Harcourt  but he was convinced by the LMC to delay it till the end of the present league season so that he could serve as league ambassador.

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