NIGERIA’S Shola Ameobi has called it quit with second-division Turkish club Gaziantep Buyuksehir Belediyespor.
The 32-year-old player signed a one-year contract with team following his departure from Newcastle where he played for 14 years.
Gaziantep confirmed on Wednesday that Ameobi, who had played 11 times and scored four times for the Turkish side, had asked to have his one-year contract dissolved so that he could return to the North East for family reasons.
Ameobi’s move to Turkey came despite interest from England, America and Australia but it has not worked out, with the striker not selected for the Nigeria side since the World Cup in Brazil.