Heartland Kingsley Udoh abandons Colombian move

The former schoolboy international says he will remain with the Owerri side until any good offer comes his way
Heartland defender Kingsley Udoh has no plans to dump the Naze Millionaires any time soon after the players proposed move to Colombia fell through a close ally of the player has disclosed.

The former FIFA U-17 World Cup winner with the 2007 Golden Eaglets' class was billed to join Illavenaros, a second division side in Colombia but the club's failure to match his wage demands and the stigma of playing in the less glamorous division made Udoh to give his going a second thought.

Udoh had initially left Nigeria to train with Uruguayan champions Penarol late last year but no details was given on why the former U-23 assistant skipper couldn't secure a contract before his proposed move to Colombia hits airwaves.

"Kingsley is not joining any Colombia club. He will remain with Heartland until he gets a lucrative club abroad because the Colombia couldn't afford his money and moreover they are a second division side. He doesn't fancy himself going as low as that division in a South American country," the source said.

Udoh was in the Naze Millionaires squad that recently won the Kano pre season tournament after two wins(over Kano Pillars and Lobi Stars) and a draw against Enugu Rangers. It was a tourney organised for Nigerian clubs on the continent this year.