The already agreed transfer of Chisom Chikatara to Wydad Casablanca of Morocco from Abia Warriors is off, Owngoalnigeria.com can exclusively reveal.

22 year old Chikatara was expected to join the Moroccan side in the summer when registration re-opens in the league after agreeing a three and a half year deal following his strong showing for Nigeria at the last CHAN championship.

He was unveiled by the Moroccan side on the 2nd March on a three and half year deal and was subsequently handed the club’s number 10 jersey but the failure of Wydad Casablanca to pay the agreed transfer fee lead to the collapse of the move.

Owngoalnigeria.com gathered from a source close to the player that the move was called off last week by Abia Warriors following the expiration of the deadline given to Wydad Casablanca to make the first payment for his transfer.

“The move is officially off, Abia Warriors gave them a deadline for the first payment of the agreed transfer fee but they failed to meet it up despite several reminders and last week, Abia Warriors through their chairman informed them that the deal is off” He told Owngoalnigeria.com.

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The forward who already has three goals to his name in this season Nigeria Premier League won’t be short of suitors in the summer as he was heavily courted by Esperance of Tunisia and an unnamed team in Russia before agreeing the now collapse move to Wydad Casablanca of Morocco.

Ahmed Ishaya.