The Management of Akwa United FC on Thursday confirmed the release of the erring players.

Top on the list is long standing goalkeeper, Olufemi Kayode, who of late has failed to hold on to a first team place .

Also shown the exit door are defenders Ibukun Harrison, Semui Liadi and Shittu Lawal.

Two players Nura Usman and Micheal Ibe have been placed on probation and told to sit up or face the axe.

Top midfielder Adio Yusuf, who has been plagued with injury, has been sidelined for the rest of the season.

Adio has been put on medical leave of absence on compassionate ground.

In a related development, the club has revealed that it is targeting five new signings to replace those that have left.

Some of the players on the club's radar include Christopher Lolo of Katsina United and Akwa Starlets striker, Edem Akanatang.

Reacting to rumors that some players have already joined the club, the chairman of the club Paul Bassey explained that the club has not yet signed any player.

But he confirmed that some players have indicated interest in joining the Uyo based outfit.

Bassey said only quality players whose services are needed would be signed during the mid season transfer window.