Monday, April 04, 2011

Michael dumps Ocean Boys for Sharks

Striker Andrew Michael has completed a surprise switch from former Nigeria Premier League (NPL) champions, Ocean Boys, to Wafu Cup kings, Sharks of Port Harcourt. The move was done and dusted this week by the Blue Angels, has learned.
The sudden move by Michael is coming just less than a year into the one-year contract he signed with Ocean Boys from former Nigerian champions, Bayelsa United, in the off-season.
It was apparent that the officials of Ocean Boys are displeased by the youngster’s decision to leave the club so soon.
A club official who spoke to refused to reveal the destination of the player but confirmed his exit from the Brass Boys.
“Yes he has left us,” he said. “But I don’t know the team he joined though I know it is a Nigerian club.”
Michael, however, revealed that he is happy to make the switch in the mid-season transfer window from Ocean Boys to Sharks.
But the 19-year-old striker is shocked that his former employers did not raise any objection in letting him join the Blue Angels.
“I have just been offered a one-year deal by Sharks. But no one asked me at Ocean Boys why I decided to leave them. I am happy to join Sharks and I am ready to give my best here,” said the former Bayelsa United man.
It was learned that Ocean Boys issued Michael a clearance on Thursday afternoon to join Sharks.
Michael made his debut in the Premier League for Bayelsa United two seasons ago and scored two goals while he was just 17 years.
Last season, the striker netted five goals for Bayelsa United, as they were relegated from the Nigerian topflight.
This season, Michael scored three goals for Ocean Boys against Dolphins, Juth FC and surprisingly against his new team, Sharks

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