April 19, 2018 / 3:43 PM / 10 months ago

Slavia Sofia sack Kenyan player for insulting team mates

SOFIA (Reuters) - Bulgarian club Slavia Sofia have sacked Kenya international Aboud Omar, accusing the defender of insulting his team mates and coaches as well as showing disrespect to Bulgaria.

“I decided to remove Aboud Omar from the team and his contractual relations with the club will be suspended under the existing legal order,” Slavia president Ventseslav Stefanov said in a statement.

Omar was not immediately available for comment when contacted by Reuters.

The 25-year-old left back became the first Kenyan player in the Bulgarian league when he joined the oldest club in the Balkan country in 2016.

He was instrumental in helping the seven-times Bulgarian champions qualify for the Europa League a few months later.

“For no apparent reason, the player became cruel and arrogant,” Stefanov said. “He learned the most vulgar phrases in Bulgarian and began to address them to his team mates without exception.

“The impudent Kenyan began to curse everything, related to life in our country and did not try to conceal his dislike for the Bulgarian state at all...”

Stefanov said that all Slavia players unanimously supported his decision to dismiss Omar, capped more than 30 times by Kenya.

Reporting by Angel Krasimirov; Editing by Toby Davis

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