By Sab Osuji:
The management of Sharks of Port Harcourt has declared their midfielder Joseph Nathaniel absent without official leave after the player was dropped from the Super Eagles camp ahead of the AFCON 2017 qualifier against Chad, officials of the club told completesportsnigeria.com.
General Manager of the club Okey Kpaluku said other players dropped from the national team have joined their respective clubs in preparation for the resumption of the league this weekend but Nathaniel has chosen to go AWOL.
He said with less than seventy two hours to the local derby against Dolphins FC in Port Harcourt, Nathaniel is nowhere close to Sharks camp.
“We as a club cannot tell where Nathaniel is right now," Kpaluku said. "At least courtsey demands that a player tells his coach or club officials that
he will not be returning to base as expected but the reverse is the case for Nathaniel.”