Third-Party Ownership Made Celtic Cool Interest In NPFL Top Scorer Stephen Odey


‎Scottish champions Celtic pulled out of a move for the top scorer in the Nigeria Professional Football League Stephen Odey after contact revealed he belongs to an individual not his present club MFM FC.


19 year old Odey has taken the league by storm this season, with 14 goals in the first stanza of the league. A form which made an agent proposed him to the Scottish champions.

Celtic offered to have him on trial, but where later informed that the player’s right is with an individual and not MFM FC, which made the club back out of even the trial option as FIFA has outlawed third party ownership of players.

Although he has been with MFM FC for three years, former chairman of the club Godwin Enakhena confirmed that the forward is not a bonafide player of the team, as he belongs to an agent.

Presently on trial with Danish‎ side FC Midtjylland, the forward future transfer will no doubt trigger controversy if he passes trial with the Danish team, where two Nigerians Rilwan Hassan and Paul Onuachu current ply their trade.
Ade Emmanuel