BENDEL INSURANCE’S MURPHY AKANJI
ON THE MOVE
Club doles out N4m for Akanji
By Wale Ajimotokan
Super Eagles goalkeeper Murphy Akanji is now free to join
Malta side Sleama Football Club.
Julius Berger of Lagos chairman Chief Daniel Idama yesterday
agreed to let the ebullient goalkeeper realise his
The Maltese have paid N4million for Akanji and are awaiting
his final clearance by the Nigeria Football Association (NFA).
Idama gave his blessing after getting $40,000 (about N4
million) from Sleama.
The amount represented the Berger’s management asking fee
after the Malta side initially offered $20,000 just in
excess of N2 million for Akanji.
The goalkeeper who joined Berger three years ago was cleared
in presence of his agent who came into Nigeria on
The deal is reportedly brokered by Eagles coach Shaibu Amodu
who similarly facilitated Yakubu Aiyegbeni’s transfer to
Israeli side Maccabi Haifa in 1999.
Berger will be parting company with Akanji about three weeks
to their champions League group A match against TP Mazembe
of Cougo DR.