Enyimba Sack Coach Abd'allah
By Samuel Victor Akpan
Enyimba Football Club has sacked Head Coach Usman Abd’allah.
This was revealed on Monday in a statement by the Aba-based club which said: “results and performances since the start of this season have been unimpressive.”
The two-time African Champions also said “the club believes it must set a new course now and regain its competitive edge, domestically and on the continent.”
The People’s Elephant were soundly thrashed 4-0 by Plateau United on Sunday in a Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) game, a result that prompted the dismissal of the 45-year-old gaffer.
They are also winless in their last five games (losing three and drawing two) since a 1-0 win over Rivers United back in December.
Club Chairman, Felix Anyansi said: “This is not a decision we have taken lightly, nor in a haste.”
“We are speaking to the players too and they must do better otherwise there will be consequences. As Enyimba, we are committed to earning positive results away and we can’t accept nothing less.”
The club also announced that Fatai Osho will take over head coach duties on an interim capacity.
They have also thanked Usman Abd’allah for his service and wish him the best for the future.
Enyimba currently lie 13th on the NPFL table with 15 points from 10 games. They next tackle Kwara United on Wednesday in their next NPFL fixture.
Usman Abd’allah had led Enyimba to an eighth league title as well as the semi-final of the CAF Confederation Cup in 2018, where they were eliminated by Raja Casablanca.