Former Super Eagles captain Nwankwo Kanu’s pet club Papilo FC will take no further part in the domestic second-tier league when it kicks off in March, Scorenigeria.com.ng has scooped.
This is sequel to suggestions the former Arsenal of London forward has washed his hands off the running of the club and has transferred the club’s slot in the Nigeria National League to Calabar Rovers.
“(Nwankwo) Kanu has sold Papilo FC to Calabar Rovers”, an official told Scorenigeria.com.ng without wanting to be named in print.
“It is already a done deal, so when the season, we will not be watching NNL matches here in Owerri”.
Scorenigeria.com.ng efforts to reach the Atlanta 1996 Olympic Games U23 Eagles gold medalist failed as calls to his mobile phone were not answered.
Similarly, SMS sent to his mobile phone were not replied.
Chairman of the club, Ikechukwu dropped the call immediately the issue was raised.
He promised to call back later, a promise he has not fulfilled.
It would be recalled that in October, Kanu had complained of frustration caused by biased officiating in favour of government-owned clubs who boast bigger budgets.
He said then that such development is making things difficult for private clubs to thrive.
By Sab Osuji