20 Apr, 15:17
Nigeria Professional Football League club Akwa Unityed has laid off one goal keeper and three players over what it terms ‘indiscipline’.
In a statement on Thursday April 20, 2017, the management of the club confirmed the release of goalkeeper Olufemi Kayode who of late has failed to hold on to a first team place in the team.
Also shown the exit door are defenders Ibukun Harrison, Semui Liadi and Shittu Lawal.
Two players Nura Usman and Micheal Ibe have been placed on probation and told to sit up or face the axe as the club positions itself for a challenge at the league diadem at the end of the season.
Top midfielder Adio Yusuf, who has been plagued with injury has been sidelined for the rest of the season.
Adio has been put on medical leave of absence on compassionate ground.
In a related development, the club has revealed that it is targeting five new signings to replace those that have left.
Some of the players on the club's radar include Christopher Lolo of Katsina United and Akwa Starlets striker Edem Akanatang.
Reacting to rumors that some players have already joined the club, the chairman Paul Bassey explained that the club has not yet signed any player, but confirmed that some have indicated interest in joining the Uyo based outfit.
Bassey said only quality players, whose services are needed would be signed during the mid season transfer window to fortify the team ahead of the second stanza of the league.
Akwa United are currently occupying the 5th spot on the NPFL log with 29 points from 19 games.