The management of a Nigeria National League side, Mighty Jets of Jos has wielded a big stick by sacking as many as 40 players from their 65 man squad on account that they have performed below the club’s expectations.
In another swift move, Mighty Jets who are currently 7th in the 13 team Northern conference of the Nigeria National League have also brought in 10 new players to prosecute the season’s remaining league matches.
The club’s manager, Benedict Akwuegbu told BBC Sport that only 35 players were needed for the season, noting that some of the players who were booted out from the club were not registered but were merely training with the club.
Akwuegbu said the atmosphere in the team’s camp is looking brighter, and Mighty Jets who are winners of the National Division One title in 1972 now have a squad capable of fighting a good battle to gain promotion into the Nigeria Professional Football League.
Some of the players affected by the massive shakeup however told BBC Sport that they were not given enough opportunity to prove themselves.
Mighty Jets had on February before the commencement of the 2016/2017 NNL season recruited 25 players to strengthen the team to fight for promotion to the NPFL which was the club’s main target.