Bulgarian club Slavia Sofia have sacked Kenya international Aboud Omar, accusing the defender of insulting his team mates and coaches.
In a statement the club said the problems had been going on for several months and that he had also shown 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.
The 25-year-old left back, who is yet to comment on the club’s decision, became the first Kenyan player in the Bulgarian league when he joined them 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.
The Kenyan will no longer be part of the “white”
NOTICE OF THE SERVICE OF PFC SLAVIA 1913 – AD
The president of the club Ventsislav Stefanov is on the side
from the team footballer Omar Abud
For several months, the behavior of Kenyan-born Slavian Omar Abud has radically changed and has prompted the general disapproval of club leadership, coaching staff and the entire team. For no apparent reason, the player became rude, inconceivable and arrogant, allowed his voices during training and official games, and out of the pitch he continued to blame the losing club and did not stop with his insults to the senior coach and his assistants. He learned the most vulgar expressions in Bulgarian and began to address them to his teammates without exception. The naked Kenyan did not get bored and began to curse everything related to life in our country and did not try to conceal its dislike towards the state of Bulgaria at all. Often, he publicly used racist remorse. Many times, Omar Abud allowed himself to be unreasonably late after his travels to Kenya and absent from training. There are not one or two official meetings of the team, of which he deserts himself with simulations of severe injuries.
The glass went down and our patience was exhausted. I make the decision to remove Omar Abud from his team, and his contractual relations with the club will be suspended under the existing legal order. I think soccer players like Omar Abud are shameful for this profession, and I do not want more people like him to have anything to do with Slavia’s tradition and traditions proven and confirmed over the years with the labor and qualities of a whole bunch of high-profile players whose morale and human qualities Omar Abudu never managed to get closer during his stay in Slavia.
All professional PFC Slavia players support the decision and approve of the removal of Omar Abud from the team.
Sofia, April 19, 2018
President of PFC Slavia 1913 – JSC