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Abdul Razak wins his case to stay

  • 18 March 2011 13:41
  • 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.

Manager Roberto Mancini, who gave Abdul his Barclays Premier League debut last month as a substitute against West Bromwich, is delighted that Razak will be part of the club's future.

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.”

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