Newly promoted side, Jigawa Golden Stars have sacked nine players as they prepare for the upcoming 2019/2020 Nigeria Professional Football League season.
According to the Team’s manager Alhaji Issa Dodo, the club will also resume preparation for the season on August 17.
The players sacked are Emmanuel Richard, Abdulmajeed Maskala, Ansaru Abubakar, Mohammed Sagir, Jesse Lazarus Abdulrasheed Shehu, Enyia Amagbo, Riki Dickson and Kalu Nkpa while 21 players were retained.
“A decision was made after rigorous meeting with the team head coach, head of scout and the back-room staff,” the club media officer wrote in a statement.
“We use each player’s performance data during the last season to see if they will be able to continue with us or not.”
“We wish the affected players best of luck in their future endeavours.”
The retained players include two goalkeepers, seven defenders, eight midfielders and four strikers.
It is the first time Jigawa Stars will be competing in the topflight since 2012 when they were demoted.