21st May, 2012
Gombe United veteran midfielder, Sani Gidado has revealed that it is almost certain for him to leave the club at the end of the season in search of greener pastures.
The midfielder believes the time is now ripe for a new challenge having spent close to ten seasons with the Desert Scorpions.
“I think I have served United very well over the years and the time is now right to move on if a concrete offer is made for me,” he told SuperSport.com.
“I have taken this decision because I would like to face some other challenges before ending my career and to achieve this it helps when its on your c.v. that you have played for certain clubs.”
Any ambitious club that consistency targets silverware must spend money, so the player earns well and helps the club win trophies.
“That’s the level of football I hope to be playing next season,” he added.
Gidado is determined to actualise his dreams despite the fact that Gombe may do all they can to retain his services.
“The club has recognised my contribution over the years and has treated me well.
“I’m an indigene of Gombe State and whenever I wanted to leave in the past the management would plead with me to stay.
“I should have moved to NPA Lagos in 2004, a year after joining United, but my clearance wasn’t released.
“It had become something like a family affair, whereby a father pleads with his son to reconsider his decision for the benefit of the entire family,” he said.
He however told SuperSport.com that he would remain focused on helping the club achieve their objectives for the season.
“Before the league started, the management urged us to go for a Champions League spot and we led for the first four weeks,” he said.
“We’re no more at the top, but we aren’t far off either and there’s still a long way to go so haven’t given up on meeting our targets.”