“Travelling from Russia, my former place of assignment, to India is not a joke.
“I was eager to play in India because that’s what I do, to give my best to the club I am playing for; but on getting there, I discovered so many challenges.
“On getting there I realised I have to train with my cloth, take it home to wash and put it on again for the next training.
“At the same time, during matches, you are given jersey without underwear “tights”.
I realised that was not what I bargained for over there.
“I was happy joining the Indian club, but they are not being sincere enough to fulfill the agreement and not treating me well,” he said.
The ex-Super Eagles player said he was surprised at how low the club’s standard was and felt disappointed with how they treated football professionals .
According to him, he has to pay for his hotel accommodation while signing the contract with the club whereas it is supposed to be the club’s responsibility.
“At the club, I was asked to share a room with two to three other players.
The room was not in good condition.
“Infact, I find it disrespectful when it is said that that I was unprofessional with my decision.
“ I have played in other advanced clubs before coming to India.
When I am playing for my team I give all to them because this is what I live for.
The records are there to verify.
“If am happy and comfortable enough, why won’t I play for Northeast?
Nothing stops me from performing well in the club because my coming to India is to play football.
“No one will travel that far and decide not to work, but the environment is not encouraging and conducive for me to work.
So, it is better for me to walk away to give the space to those who deserve it,” he added.
The former super eagles star said that NorthEast United also failed to pay him directly and even insisted he gave them the list of things he wished to buy and it would be deducted from his wage.
“I have played for big clubs across the world, and none of them had any terrible thing to say about my character and professionalism.
Igboun said he and his agents were working to terminate the contract and hoped to get to the end of it soon.
“We are on it.
I want to get that sorted quickly so that I can start playing my professional football again elsewhere”.
NAN reports that the club in a statement on their media channels, said it had been difficult for them to work with the Nigerian player.
NorthEast United claimed Igboun left unannounced, in spite having made his debut for the club and all things provided for him.