Boye leaves Sivasspor as contract expires

The centre-back leaves the Yigidos following the expiration of his contract

Ghana defender John Boye has brought the curtain down with Turkish Super Lig side Sivasspor after the expiration of his contract, the club's chairman Mecnun Otyakmaz has confirmed.

The 31-year-old joined Sivasspor in 2015 from Kayseri Erciyesspor but struggled with game time recently following the arrival of Samet Aybaba, and could only make nine appearances last season.

The situation led to his contract not extended and has been linked to newly-promoted Turkish Super Lig side Altay Spor Kulubu.

"The contracts of Brazilian Auremir Dos Santos, Ghanaian John Boye, Ukrainian Serhiy Rybalka, Senegalese Henri Saivet and Congolese player Thievy Bifouma have come to an end," Otyakmaz told his club's website.

"As at now, they're leaving the club but if there are players in there who have desire to continue, we can meet again and discuss and if possible he can get back into the team.

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"Otherwise, we will have to let them go and look for others to fill their positions," he added.

After three seasons with Sivasspor, Boye made a total of 60 appearances in all competitions and scored seven goals in the process.