Rivers United Coach, Stanley Eguma has disclosed to www.busybuddiesng.com that Gambo Mohammed’s age was responsible for the club’s failure to sign the experienced Kano Pillars striker.
Negotiations broke down between the Port Harcourt club and the former Super Eagles forward after reports suggested that the Pillars captain, who officially turns 30 next March, was on the verge of joining the 3-time NPFL Champions.
In a chat with www.busybuddiesng.com, Eguma said the desire to sign younger players ensured Rivers United could not acquire the forward who helped Kano Pillars win three successive NPFL titles from 2012 to 2014.
“For Gambo (Mohammed), he actually signified his intention (to join us) but along the line, our negotiations with him did not go through,” the former Enyimba assistant coach said.
“We also put into consideration his age, like I told you; we are looking for younger players. We looked at Gambo’s age and we felt that we needed players that are younger and could be more vibrant.
“That is why our conversation broke down halfway and we could not agree on terms.”
Gambo Mohammed, who has been an integral member of Kano Pillars for close to a decade, fell out of reckoning from the first team last season.
After his failed attempt to join Rivers United, NPFL Champions, Plateau United are reportedly interested in his services.