Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Enyimba suspend Akombo

Former Nigeria champions, Enyimba have suspended one of their strikers, Ukeyima Akombo (pictured with the ball) indefinitely.

According to the club's official website,, the player has commenced his indefinite suspension and without pay for misconduct.

"Enyimba Football Club has suspended striker Ukeyima Akombo indefinitely and without pay until further notice. The suspension takes effect immediately.

"The decision to suspend the player is in light of his gross indiscipline and unprofessional attitude which has seen him fail to attend training sessions and matches," the statement on the club's website read.

The six-time Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) champions also say they have notified the League Management Company (LMC) of the development.

Akombo has also been ordered to vacate the team's camp.

The suspension letter to Akombo, signed by team manager, Deboy Ekweronu, stated: "You have voluntarily and without permission abandoned your duties of training and playing matches for the club which you were signed for.

"Having grossly violated these terms of your contract and code of conduct of the club, we hereby and immediately place you on indefinite suspension without pay till further notice."

Akombo has scored once this term for the People's Elephant since joining in the off-season from Sunshine Stars.

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