Belgian second division club KVC Westerlo has terminated their contract with Nigerian striker Emmanuel Emenike.
Emenike joined Westerlo on trials in August and signed a deal with the club a month later – precisely on September 16. He made five league appearances for the club and failed to find the back of the net.
Westerlo said after many efforts, the player could not be brought to the level that both parties had intended, and that was the reason for the separation.
“Emmanuel Emenike and KVC Westerlo have decided in mutual agreement to end their collaboration. Despite the many efforts made by both parties in the best understanding, the player could not be brought to the level that both parties had intended,” read a statement on the club’s website.
“In those circumstances, it was appropriate to end the agreement with a good feeling. KVC Westerlo wants to thank Emmanuel for choosing and trusting the club and the player wishes to thank the club for the opportunity he was granted.”
Emenike won the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations with Nigeria where he emerged the top scorer.
The 32-year-old had stints with clubs in South Africa, Greece, Turkey, England and Spain.