10 November 2012

Nigeria: Okpotu Reiterates Loyalty to Lobi Stars

Home-based Super Eagles striker, Anthony Okpotu has sensationally declared that even as some of the top clubs in the Nigeria Premier League have indicated interest in him, he is not going to make any move as it is only his club that can decide what to do with him.

Speaking to Trustsports at the weekly media parley in Abuja, Okpotu who emerged one of the best strikers in the NPL in the 2011/2012 season said he owes his achievement to Lobi Stars FC and would not do anything to undermine the club boss, Mr. Dominic Iorfa.

Okpotu who joined Lobi from the Feeder team said the former international gave him the opportunity to play on the big stage and he is hundred percent loyal to him.

He reiterated that despite interests from different clubs, it is only the club boss that will decide what he should do as he said he cannot take the final decision.

Okpotu maintained that he is hundred percent committed to Lobi but if the club feels he should go elsewhere to continue with his career, he would have no problem.

Saying he is not in a hurry to leave his present club, the speedster said before taking any career decision, it is always better to look well before leaping.

"I have heard a lot of stories linking me with so many clubs in then NPL. It is good to know that many clubs want me to play for them. However, my club has not discussed anything with me. I am still Lobi Stars player and it is only the club that can decide my fate.

"I have benefitted so much from Lobi and I hope to serve the club to the best of my ability. I got promoted from the Feeder team to the senior team because Mr. Dominic Iorfa gave me the opportunity. I want to pay him back as much as I can.

"Any club that needs my services knows what to do. There is a laid down procedure for such deals. It is my club that can say I should remain or move on", he stated.

Okpotu has been linked to several clubs in the NPL including Rangers International and Kano Pillars both CAF Champions League ticket holders.

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