Rivers United have said they are confident world football governing body FIFA will soon lift a transfer ban slammed on them for breaching their contract with a former player, Samuel Akurugu.
Ghanaian goalkeeper Akurugu, 25, signed for Rivers United in January 2018 and left after a year over a breach of contract.
“Every effort is being made to resolve all issues surrounding the development and we are very hopeful that we will come to an amicable settlement,” said Rivers United spokesman Sammy Wejinya.
“We are in touch with the player and all signs point to a quick concurrence in a couple of days as regards settling some pending entitlements.
“Fortunately, the relevant decision of FIFA established that the “aforementioned ban will be lifted immediately and prior to its complete serving, once the due amount, plus interest is paid.”
Rivers United placed second in the 2019/2020 NPFL season which was disrupted by the Coronavirus Pandemic.
They will represent Nigeria in next year’s CAF Champions League as a result of this placement.