Super Eagles striker Gabriel Okechukwu will reportedly not be joining Moroccan top flight club Rapide Club Oued Zem in the winter transfer market.
The news comes after RC Oued Zem announced that the loan deal for Okechukwu was cancelled at the last minute by Wydad AC Casablanca, as manager Faouzi Benzarti allegedly wants to retain the player.
It has been said that the Wydad coach had an immediate change of heart due to the club not being unable to sign another striker before the close of the January transfer window in the country on Wednesday, January 16.
Since the beginning of the 2018/19 season, Okechukwu has managed to feature in one game for the 2017 African champions.
The 23-year-old ended his association with Nigerian club Akwa United by agreeing to a four-year deal with Wydad in August 2018.
Okechukwu has also played for Water FC, St.George’s FC in Malta and Karpaty in Ukraine