Enyimba player declared missing found in war-torn Israel

Nwaiwu (right) celebrate with Enyimba last season.

Enyimba player declared missing found in war-torn Israel

Izuchukwu Akawor 15:25 - 10.11.2023

Nigerian champions Enyimba went on social media to declare that one of their players had gone AWOL.

The missing Enyimba star whose disappearance had baffled the club and fans has been found in war-ravaged Israel.

Chibuike Nwaiwu’s discovery has triggered a wave of reactions across the football community.

Enyimba’s cry for help

Nwaiwu’s status became public notice after the NPFL champions Enyimba released a statement about his disappearance on their social media account.

In their official statement, the People’s Elephant noted that the midfield star ‘absconded from the team’ and has been away since September without any official permission.

Missing Enyimba star, Chibuike Nwaiwu. (Photo Credit: Yabatech/X)

“Enyimba wishes to inform the general public particularly the clubs in the NPFL about its player, CHIBUIKE NWAIWU, who has absconded from the team,” Enyimba stated. “NWAIWU has been away from the club since September without an official leave nor authorization from the management.”

The club added that the missing midfielder has breached the terms of his contract and will be punished. “By this action, he has breached his contractual obligations to the club and the club shall activate its disciplinary measures against him,” the statement added. 

Nwaiwu (right) celebrate with Enyimba last season.

“NWAIWU is a bonafide player of the club as he still has an existing contract and has not been released or freed to join any club.”

Enyimba star resurfaces in Israel

Social media has been flooded with pictures of the missing Enyimba star training with an unknown club in Israel.

Nwaiwu is reportedly in Israel training with an unknown team.

The news of his discovery has ignited a mix of emotions among fans, who have taken to social media to express their thoughts. 

Here are some of the reactions from fans as they berate Nwaiwu’s behaviour. 

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