Belgian club sack Emenike two months after contract signing

Naija Players Abroad By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 16/11/2019

Belgian second division club, KVC Westerlo have sacked former Super Eagles Emmanuel Emenike just two months after contract signing.

The 32-year-old joined the Kemphanen as a free agent in a deal valued around €1 million, having succeeded during trials in September.

Westerlo signed the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations Golden Boot winner to help them gain promotion to the topflight, but he failed to reach expectations at the club.

"Emmanuel Emenike and KVC Westerlo have decided in mutual agreement to end their collaboration. Despite the many efforts made by both parties in the best understanding, the player could not be brought to the level that both parties had intended,” reads a statement on the club’s official website.

"In those circumstances, it was appropriate to end the agreement with a good feeling. KVC Westerlo wants to thank Emmanuel for choosing and trusting the club and the player wishes to thank the club for the opportunity he was granted.

Emenike made five league appearances for the club and failed to find the back of the net.