KOLKATA: East Bengal on Wednesday announced the withdrawal of it’s offer to Nigerian striker Gambo Muhammad, due to prolonged delay in the issuance of his Professional Employment VISA as per procedures of the Indian Embassy in Nigeria.
A club statement read: “This decision has been taken keeping the best interests of East Bengal FC fans and supporters in mind.”
Earlier this week, the 30-year-old Gambo was signed by East Bengal for the 2018-19 football season. However, the delay in issuance of his Professional Employment VISA will result in violation of FIFA international player registration norms.
East Bengal is mindful of the fact that this delay has the potential to affect the professional football career of the concerned player and the formation of the East Bengal entity itself for the current football season. Hence, it has taken the decision to withdraw the offer to the player.