Friday, August 07, 2009

Omolade Distraught After Loan To Nasarawa Utd

Former Enyimba captain, Ajibade Omolade, has expressed unhappiness at the treatment meted out to him by Sudanese club, Al-Hilal, after it loaned him out to relegated Nasarawa United before the start of next season.
He told our correspondent in a telephone interview that he cannot have imagined that just seven months into a four-year contract with the Sudanese club that he would return to Nigeria in same circumstance.
The long-serving Enyimba player as at last season moved from the Peoples Elephant to Al-Hilal in January this year after sealing a four-year deal, but the player was declared surplus to requirement by the club prompting his being sent out on loan.
“It is a big disappointment for me because I was hoping that I could start from Sudan and move on to greater things in my career. Now I have been told to return to Nigeria with Nasarawa United, who I have learnt have been relegated from the Premier League. In the past I have played with clubs in the top division but now I have been told to play in the lower division. I am shocked by this,” Omolade stated.
The left-back further disclosed that he was subjected to a torrid seven-month at Al-Hilal.
He added that the club and fans were hostile to him because they believed that he should have started his career at the side on a blazing run.
Omolade said his former team-mate at Enyimba, Stephen Worgu, has been under constant criticism from the supporters and some officials of El-Merreikh over what they termed non-performance after his $1 million move last year.
“It is not easy to please them because they believe that once you have signed to join that you should start scoring goals from your first game. It has been difficult to adjust there because they don’t like seeing us, Nigerians, coming together by sitting. Because we play in different clubs, myself and Stephen (Worgu) only communicate through telephone. Even he is under more pressure than me to perform immediately.
However, the player is ready to fight for his future and has revealed that a number of clubs in Africa and Europe, which includes Israel, are on his trail following the shock treatment from Al-Hilal.


  1. Please be informed that Omolade's conrtact with Alhilal, not Elmarriekh. Please note that Worgu failed because he didn't select the right team to play with. The player before to select the club he has to have a look to the players who might play beside. The football is a game of team and not game for individuals.