Vandrezzer Football Club (VFC) has sent a petition to the Nigeria Football Federation Player's Status Committee concerning the illegal fielding of Kolawole Daniel, a bonafide VFC player, by NPFL side Shooting Stars Sports Club (3SC).
Striker Kolawole Daniel who has an existing contract with VFC, was pictured in action with 3SC in a Week 3 NPFL clash against Lobi Stars on Wednesday December 29, 2021.
The VFC letter addressed to the General Secretary of the Nigeria Football Federation was sent today Tuesday January 4, 2022, seeking clarification on how the player duly signed to VFC, was cleared to feature for another club without recourse to his parent club.
For avoidance of doubt, the status of Kolawole as a VFC player was clarified in a letter addressed to the Nigeria Football Federation in August 2021, when the striker and another VFC player David Mark were pictured in training with the same 3SC.
Interestingly, 3SC failed to request or obtain the approval of VFC to initiate the transfer process, but instead went on lure the said players to join their team in contravention of the FIFA Regulations on the Status and Transfer of Players ( RSTP). The said player has been declared AWOL by our club.
It is on record that Kolawole Daniel who still earns his monthly salary from Vandrezzer FC has in defiance to the rules, featured for 3SC in the games against Lobi Stars and Kastina United on December 29, 2021 and January 3, 2022 respectively.
We believe that it is in the best interest of the growth of Nigerian football for all to play by laid down rules and regulations governing engagement of players and particularly to protect the interests of clubs who have invested resources in the development of players.
We have in our petition, called on the authorities to look at the circumstances surrounding the purported transfer of the player and uncover the fraud behind Kolawole Daniel's move to 3SC.