Obinna is out at the door at CT City

Nigerian international Victor Obinna has been released from his contract at Cape Town City after just five months in the Absa Premiership.

Obinna had failed to impress in his time with the team, making nine starts and four substitute appearances, but scoring just a single goal in the derby against Ajax Cape Town.

He played as a substitute for City in their MTN8 final appearance against SuperSport United in Durban.

Obinna said previously he was hoping his time in South Africa could lead the way back for him into the Nigerian national side, who compete at the World Cup in Russia in mid-year.

He had been brought to the club by City coach Benni McCarthy but chairman John Comitis felt his contribution had not been significant enough and a termination of contract was agreed.

Former Inter Milan and West Ham star Obinna is now at another crossroads in his career.

He was a teammate of McCarthy in London in the 2010/11 season.

Obinna has also netted 12 goals in 46 internationals for the Super Eagles, though he has not played for the national team since 2013. Mzansi Football