Pyramids FC of Egypt appear set to offload former under-23 national team captain, Azubuike Okechukwu, barely a month after signing him in a major deal from Turkey, footballlive.ng can report.
Okechukwu had been hoping of making a massive career revival at the Egyptian club, which had been touted as the latest moneybags squad in North Africa, only for their financiers to pull out unceremoniously.
The withdrawal of Pyramids’ main source of funding has now resorted in financial difficulties at the club, such that arlos Tevez, such that Okechukwu and many other foreign players in the squad might end up being the scapegoats.
This is a startling development for a club that was even touted in a move to sign big name players like Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Robin van Persie and Carlos Tevez, such that the plight facing Okechukwu is considered by many observers as outlandish.
The former Bayelsa United of Yenagoa midfielder may now be on his way out of the club that currently stand second placed in Egypt’s top division, with the officials set to cut loose the 21-year-old battler alongside other expensive players on their wage bill.
Pyramids splashed £1.5m on Okechukwu from Yeni Malatyaspor of Turkey last month ago, alongside many other top signings.
That came at a point the club got a financial boost from Saudi General Sports Authority, whose boss, Turki Al-Sheikh on Wednesday announced their withdrawal from funding the club.
Consequently, Okechukwu, who is yet to make his debut, is on the list of players Pyramids aim to release at the end of the season, as they can no longer meet their wages, due to the withdrawal of their main sponsor.