Hibernian Confirm Ambrose’s Exit Despite Improved New 3-Year Deal  

Hibernian Confirm Ambrose’s Exit Despite Improved New 3-Year Deal  

Scottish Premier League side, Hibernian FC have confirmed the exit of Super Eagles defender Efe Ambrose from the club, reports Completesports.com.

Ambrose, according to a statement on the club’s official website, triggered a clause in his contract that allows him to leave Easter Road Stadium this month.

It was also revealed that the 30-year-old centre-back turned down an improved three-year contract to extend his stay at the club.

“The 30-year-old centre-back has invoked a clause in his contract that allows him to leave Easter Road Stadium this month, having indicated a desire to pursue an opportunity elsewhere and, therefore, turn down an improved three-year contract to extend his stay in Edinburgh,” the statement on Hibernian’s official website reads.

“A popular figure with players, staff and supporters alike, the club made every effort to keep Efe but respect his decision and thank him for his contribution. He leaves with the best wishes of everyone at Hibernian.”

Ambrose joined  Hibernian on loan from Celtic in February 2017 while the club pushed for promotion from the Championship before he signed a two-year deal.

The Nigerian played 68 times for Hibs and also appeared 113 times for Celtic during a five-year spell at Parkhead where he won four Scottish Premiership titles.

He has been tipped for a likely move to English Premier League side, Cardiff City of Wales.

COMMENTS

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  • Presh 5 months ago

    I hope he used his brain ever since he was in Scotland. As in arrange yourself cos retirement is knocking,also don’t ever forget that coach who believed in you from Celtic,he resurrected you when Brendan Rogers dumped you, Good luck to your future. I hope say you collect Scottish Pahleee. No be when things go hard for future una go dey call us readers for help. Very important.

    • onwajunior 5 months ago

      Omo I no blame the guy sha. I’m in Scotland and can tell you that the guys are way backwards and opportunities are difficult for minorities even though they tend to hide it. D guy go don arrange em Pahlee big time…I’m actually happy and proud that he summoned up courage to leave. Big up Ambrose!!!

      • What is Pahlee?

        • Lol. That’s Nigerian slang for big time money, retirement savings or substantial wealth to sustain his post-professional football days.

        • Pahlee: passport, documents. But the context with which it is used here is paper (money)

          • You’re right @BigD. Possibly Passport, Citizenship, documents etc too. But certainly privileges that current position/status allows to serve as a cushion for future purposes. .