Former Nigeria Under-23 and Super Eagles hopeful Gabriel Okechukwu has been released by Ukrainian top league side Karparty Lviv.
Okechukwu stirred up controversy in Nigeria when he was named on the bench by late Super Eagles coach Stephen Keshi for a Nations Cup Qualifiers tie against Chad, despite his clubless status back then.
The Nigeria Football Federation were particulary unhappy with the fact that he was handed the jersey number 10, even though he didn’t get to play in the game Nigeria won 2-0.
Owngoalnigeria.com gathered that the 21 year old was released by the club he joined in the summer transfer window of the 2015/2016 season.
Since joining the team, the former St. George of Ethiopia midfielder has made just six appearances with a goal to his name despite spending over a year with the Ukrainian side.