Monday, October 05, 2009

Bayelsa Utd Sacks Chibuzor Okonkwo

Globacom Premier League champion, Bayelsa United, appears to have parted ways finally with its influential defender, Chibuzor Okonkwo. understands that the full-back was told in clear terms by the chairman of the club, Victor Bari Bote Rumson, that he can leave the club since he has continually complained of unpaid debts that include his signing-on fee.
It is believed that Okonkwo’s signing-on fee at Bayelsa United amounts to about N3 million.
An inside source at the club informed that the row between Rumson and Okonkwo broke out last Wednesday and a shouting march ensued that led to the player demanding for the debt being owed him by the Nigerian champion.
The club chairman was said to be furious with the attitude of Okonkwo and believed that his behaviour is capable of inciting other players against the management of the Premier League holder. learnt that the former Under-23 national team defender left the Enor Splendour Hotel camp of Bayelsa United in Oghara, Delta State.
“There is real problem at Bayelsa United now. Last week Wednesday, the club chairman and Chibuzor (Okonkwo) were involved in a quarrel and that led to the player being told to leave the club out of annoyance. Chibuzor packed his things and left the club’s camp in Oghara I think on Thursday morning. No one knows where he left to. It might be Abuja in the Super Eagles’ camp or the camp of Heartland in Owerri,” our source said.
It is believed that the altercation between Rumson and Okonkwo may have been responsible for the player’s absence during the first leg of the CAF Confederation Cup semi-final against Setif Entente at the Oghara Township Stadium that ended 1-1.
When called the chairman of Bayelsa United, his telephone rang without response.
However, Okonkwo told that he is in Abuja since the Super Eagles’ camp for the 2010 World Cup qualifier against Mozambique comes up this weekend.
But he did not want to comment on the development at Bayelsa United since he has agreed to join Heartland FC.

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