Nigerian midfielder Kelechi Nwakali has come out to state his side of the sack story by his Spanish club, Huesca.
The club announced the termination of his contract on Tuesday on their official Twitter handle.
Furthermore, the contract was going to expire in June 2022.
Nwakali took to his official social media platform to clear the air on the contract termination.
How It All Went Down For Kelechi Nwakali
In an official statement, Kelechi Nwakali gave details of bullying by Huesca.
“In Dec 2021, I experienced the biggest honour of my life after I received a full international call up for my beloved Nigeria. But the joy of this moment quickly came crashing down when the club’s Sporting Director, Ruben Garcia, put extreme pressure on me not to go to AFCON due to it ‘not being an important tournament’. He told me that if I go to AFCON, I will not play for Huesca again”.
Huesca’s director was at the heart of the bullying after Kelechi didn’t agree to a contract extension.
However, despite the strong-arm tactics, Kelechi Nwakali also revealed how Huesca denied him his wages.
“For months, the club has been abusing its power to bully me into signing a new contract. These tactics have included paying me late on numerous occasions. The breakdown in negotiations came when my mother fell ill, and I asked Ruben for the wages the club already owed me to pay for my Mother’s hospital bill and treatment. Ruben Garcia responded to my request by saying, ‘Sign this new contract, and we will pay you what’s owed tonight!
The Aftermath Of AFCON and The Bullying
Meanwhile, Kelechi’s insistence on going to AFCON with Nigeria became the breaking point of their frosty relationship.
Also, an infection that made Kelechi return late after AFCON contributed to the climax.
“Then, on the last day of the transfer market (January 31, 2022), when I was in the process of returning to join my teammates at Huesca, Ruben Garcia rang me to tell me I had to leave the club after a late offer came in from another La Liga 2 club. He threatened that he would not pay me if I did not leave the club. The option that was given to me was to leave, or we will open up disciplinary action. Before January 31st, I was never told by the club that they wanted to let me leave in January, and this was not a decision that I felt was right for me at the time.
The Spanish Footballers Union Angle
The Spanish footballers union AFEFutbol is ready to challenge Huesca over the sack of Kelechi Nwakali.
AFEFutbol made this known after receiving the details of the disagreements between both parties.