EMEKA OPARA Snubs =N=130 Million Al Masry Deal
Published: February 23, 2012
EMEKA OPARA Snubs =N=130 Million Al Masry DealIn the January market, Emeka Opara departed Azeri League club FK Khazar Lenkoran, and penned a six-month deal with Kuwaiti based outfit Al Naser, allnigeriasoccer.com can report.

Before he signed the dotted lines with Al Naser, the 27-year-old forward had been offered a three-season deal with Egyptian Premier League team El Masry. But Opara snubbed their overtures due to family reasons.

''Opara was offered a three-year contract by El Masry. His move to Kuwait was not for economic reasons as both the Kuwaiti and Egyptian deal offered him similar wages.

''Because of recent events in Egypt, his family did not favor his proposed switch to El Masry. Finally, they were proved right as there were disturbances in the game between El Masry and Al Ahly. If he had signed for El Masry, he would have made his debut during that game, and we all know what happened,'' Okeke Daddy who brokered the deal that took Opara to Al Naser told allnigeriasoccer.com.

Okeke Daddy and his agency were also involved in the transfer of the Nigeria international Austin Ejide from Bastia to Israeli club, Hapoel Petah Tikva.

According to leaks gathered by our Editorial Staff, Opara could have earned US$850,000 (approximately =N=130 million) if he had signed the 3-year deal with El Masry. For the remainder of the 2011-2012 season, he would have earned US$200,000, then US$300,000 in his second year, and US$350,000 in the final year of his contract with the Port Said based side.

Opara's contract with Al Naser is open for renewal if he impresses in his six- month spell. The former Enugu Rangers ace will pocket US$300,000 as wages for the remainder of the season.

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