Indian Super League franchise NorthEast United FC have released a statement to deny the reason given by Nigerian striker Sylvester Igboun for leaving the club after just playing one game for them.
NorthEast United FC in the statement said, “The Club would like to state on record that all requests made by the player, no matter how unreasonable, were met. Despite this the player’s behaviour was unbecoming and incredibly unprofessional.”
NorthEast United FC head coach Marco Balbul said, “This behaviour was on display even before he left unannounced as whilst he was at the club, he would frequently miss training sessions. This for me is an indication that the player never wanted to play.”
Balbul added, “Currently the mood in the dressing room is excellent and all the players are incredibly motivated and supportive of each other. This incident has not affected the team’s morale, rather it has brought all of us closer together.”
“I would like to thank the management for their support of me and the players, and I can confidently say that all our requirements and needs are being met and the Club has more than honoured its commitments,” the coach concluded.
— NorthEast United FC (@NEUtdFC) October 28, 2022