By Izuchukwu Okosi:
Turkish Super League side Sivasspor have released Nigeria striker Macauley Chrisantus, reports Completesportsnigeria.com
The former Nigeria youth international who was top scorer at the 2007 FIFA U17 World Cup in Korea, was among the four players shown the exit door by the club following low productivity in the first half of the season, according to Turkish website, fanatik.com
The club’s technical director Serge Yalcin said based on the coach’s recommendation, Chrisantus and three other players namely; Shahbaz Ahmed, Berk Neziroglulari and Cihan Ozkara have been released.
Club president Majnun Otyakmaz wished the players well.
“I want to thank the players who are leaving the team because of the effort they put in. The first half did not go well for us. We want to make a good start in the second half of the season. We parted ways with four of our players in line with the report of our coach,”Otyakmaz remarked.
Meanwhile former Rangers of Enugu striker Chikeluba Ofoedu on Tuesday sealed a deal for one and a half years with Turkish second division team Samsunspor.
The striker is a direct replacement for fellow Nigerian Umar Aminu, who left the club following a row over unpaid wages.
Ofoedu thus ended his romance with Karsiyaka and has sealed a deal to Samsunspor.
Samsunspor director Coskun Zeren said that the team worked hard to reinforce their attack.
“We signed Ofoedu for a year and a half contract. Ofoedu is in the team’s camp in Antalya,”Zeren said.
Ofoedu also played for 1461 Trabzon.