Abdul Razak wins his case to stay
- Fri 18 Mar 2011, 1:41PM
- Posted by Peter Ferguson
Abdul Razak, our promising 18-year-old attacking midfielder, has been given the green light to stay in the country.
Abdul, who was born in Ivory Coast and initially came to the United Kingdom for a youth tournament in Aberdeen in 2007, has been given further permission to remain to pursue his budding career with City.
He said: “This is great news for both Abdul and Manchester City Football club. He is a talented footballer and a very good young man who now has the opportunity to make the most of his ability.
I have been very impressed with his attitude and technique. He has been training with the first team for a while now. I know a lot of hard work has gone on behind the scenes on Abdul’s case and I would like to thank everyone connected with the case for their efforts.
"I believe he has the ability to become a very important player for Manchester City and am looking forward to seeing him progress.”
Des Coffey, City’s Player Care and Support Officer, said: “We caught a short glimpse of what he can do on a football in his brief substitute appearance against West Bromwich Albion a few weeks ago.
“The initial ineptitude of the Home Office in its decision-making process in Abdul’s case has meant that it has been a long process with a lot of work from a number of people, particularly our legal advisor, Gulay Mehmet. We are all delighted with the outcome.”