Mighty Jets FC, a second-tier side in the Nigeria National League, have sacked 40 players out of their 65-man squad for underperforming.
The Jos-based football club which seats currently on the seventh position in the 13-team Northern Conference of the Nigeria National League (NNL) have also signed 10 new players in other to cement their promotion to the upper league.
Confirming their dismissal, Jets’ Sporting Director and former Super Eagles striker, Benedict Akwuegbu told BBC Sport that the football club has “separated wheat from the chaff.”
“We had a big squad of 65 players, too crowded and unproductive, so we had to release 40 players.
“We only need 35 players for the season and some players were not even registered but training with the club.