By Amaechi Agbo
Super Eagles Midfielder, Kelechi Nwakali have been sacked by his Spanish club, SD Huesca
The Segunda La Liga 2 side announced Tuesday that it had terminated Nwakali’s contract thereby rendering the 23 years old clubless
“The Huesca Sports Society has terminated the contractual relationship that the first-team footballer Kelechi Nwakali maintained with the Barça entity until now,” the club wrote.
“The club has communicated to the player the decision to terminate the contract that he joined both in this campaign and expired in June 2022.
“SD Huesca wishes Nwakali the best in his professional future.”
Nwakali have not played for the SD Huesca since his 2022 Africa Cup of Nations AFCON campaign early in the year. Both Huesca and Nwakali were at logger heads after the player reported late to the club from tournament
Following his late arrival Huesca opened up disciplinary proceedings against the 23-year-old, which saw the Spanish Players’ Union accusing the lower division club of committing procedural breaches in the handling of the case.
Nwakali claimed he missed Nigeria’s second round clash against Tunisia at the AFCON due to illness and also stated that the doctor who treated him advised him not to fly and to keep testing until his symptoms cleared.
The players’ union claimed the player notified Huesca about the development.
The former Golden Eaglets midfielder it could be recalled endured a lengthy period of inactive football with Arsenal where he spent 3 years without kicking ball and was loaned to several clubs before he finally joined the Spanish side in 2019
Nwakali made his La Liga debut on 13 September 2020, in a 1–1 away draw against Villarreal CF. On 31 January of the following year, he was loaned to AD Alcorcón in the second division, for the remainder of the season.