Daily Trust (Abuja)

Nigeria: Club Boss Condemns Sacking of Enyimba Coaches

The Chairman of Orlu Unite, Mr. Donatus Dozie has condemned what he described as indiscriminate sacking of Enyimba coaches under the club's chairman, Chief Felix Anyansi-Agwu.

Speaking in Abuja, the Nationwide League club chairman blamed the declining fortunes of the former African Champions on the high turn-over of coaches as he said it does not create room for team building.

He noted that the management of the Abia State owned club have not help Enyimba FC to grow with a recognized pattern of play because of the habit of changing coaches every year or bi-annually

Dozie wondered why the woes of the club should be blamed on the coaches who are never given a free hand to recruit the players they need insisting that the persistent hiring and firing of coaches cannot help the game and the club in particular.

His words: "I wonder why coaches should be made to bear the brunt when members of Enyimba management do the recruitment of players themselves. Tell me why is it that no coach has spent three seasons with Enyimba FC in the last 10 years".

The chairman of Orlu United also advised coaches to be wary of the antics of club managers and insist on getting contracts that would protect them against crooked football administrators.

"Coaches on their part should be wiser by signing contracts that at least keep them in the club for three seasons or provide a clause for huge severance fee. That is the only way to check- mate the routine sacking of coaches whether they are winning or losing", he advised.

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