Exclusive – Why Stephen Odey 126 Million Naira Move To FC Zurich Is Not Yet Official


An explanation as to why Stephen Odey much celebrated move to Swiss side FC Zurich is yet to be made official has been provided by Owngoalnigeria.com transfer expert Daniel Martins.


Odey signed the dotted lines for the Swiss side shortly before the close of the summer transfer window in Europe, but the MFM forward who finished the season with 18 goals to his name is yet to be officially announced by the club as their new signing.

His move according to Daniel Martins happened very late on transfer deadline day and most of the papers needed to be recorded on the Transfer Matching System (TMS) didn’t beat the deadline for the close of transfer in Switzerland.

” He (Odey) is in Switzerland as we speak now, but his move is currently on hold, due to poor network connection in Nigeria the day his club were filling the TMS to authenticate his transfer”, Martins said.

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” FC Zurich have launched an appeal on his move, and they are waiting on the FA to rule on it. The main documents needed to make the transfer work have been signed but the failure to compute it into the TMS means the deal can’t be made official yet.

” Odey is highly rated by the club, and they will do everything within their power to make his deal cross the line. You can’t fault MFM as well network in Nigeria can’t be trusted especially now that it’s raining “.

Ade Emmanuel