Be Forward Wanderers have finally accepted the transfer of their top goal scorer Babatunde Adepoju to Silver Strikers at an undisclosed fee..
Both clubs have confirmed reaching an agreement on the matter, subject to agreeing personal terms with the player.
Wanderers Chairperson, Simon Sikwese, said they had let go of Babatunde after earlier refusing to put him on the market.
“I can confirm that Babatunde is joining Silver but talk to the general secretary [Victor Maunde] if you want to know more.
He is the one who was at the centre of the negotiations,” Sikwese said.
On the how much Silver had paid to sign the Nigerian, Sikwese promised to revert after 30 minutes but as we went to press, he had not yet done so.
Efforts to talk to Maunde proved futile as all his mobile lines were not available on several attempts.
His deputy, Adelaide Migogo, said she did not have much information on the transfer. “Of course, I know that there were talks between the two camps on the player’s possible move to Silver. You can get more information from our general secretary [Maunde],” Migogo said.
Silver board of trustees Chairperson, Victor Madhlopa, said talks between the two clubs over Babatunde’s signature had been concluded.
“We are now discussing personal terms with the player. We are done with Wanderers and Babatunde will soon complete his move to Area 47,” Madhlopa said.
Wanderers signed Babatunde from Masters Security early last year on a two-year deal worth over K7 million in wages and signing-on fees.
The signing of Babatunde could be seen as Silver’s replacement of top striker Khuda Muyaba who moved to South African Premier Soccer League side Polokwane City.
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