Qatar club clears the air over links with Emenike

West Ham United's Nigerian striker Emmanuel Emenike (R) scores their fourth goal during the FA cup fifth round football match between Blackburn Rovers and West Ham United at Ewood Park in Blackburn, north west England on February 21, 2016. West Ham won the game 5-1. / AFP / Lindsey parnaby / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.  /

Former West Ham United’s Nigerian striker Emmanuel Emenike (R) scored just twice for the Hammers during his spell  / AFP / Lindsey parnaby / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. 

Qatari club El Jaish  have described as untrue reports claiming that they in negotiations to sign Emmanuel Emenike from Turkish giants Fenerbahce.

Reports from Turkey during the week claimed that former Ivory Coast manager Sabri Lamouchi, who is the current coach of Doha side El Jaish, had asked the owners of the Qatar Crown Prince Cup champions to sign the former Nigeria striker.

But El Jaish administrator Ismail Ahmad has stated in clear terms that they have  to plans to bring Emenike to the Abdullah bin Khalifa Stadium.

“El Jaish management did not enter negotiations with Emmanuel and all rumors are incorrect,” Ahmad told the club’s official website

“El Jaish currently has four  high level professional players including Lucas Mendes, Abdelrazzaq Hamedallah, Sardor Rashidov and Romario. The club management is committed to their contracts and has no intention to replace any of them during the new season” he added.

Emenike’s career has been on a downward trend ever since  he returned to  Turkey to don the colours of Istanbul giants  Fenerbahce after spending a season at Russian Premier League outfit Spartak Moscow.

His last spell was in the English Premier League where he had an uneventful loan spell with London side West Ham; scoring just two goals in a Cup game all through his stay.