Enyimba fires coach Usman Abd’Allah

Enyimba International Football Club of Aba on Monday said it has relieved team head coach/Technical Adviser, Usman Abd’Allah, of his job with the club.
On Sunday in Jos, Enyimba suffered humiliating defeat in the hand of title rival, Plateau United by losing 4-0 and slumping to 13th position in the Nigeria Professional Football League and third in their CAF Confederation Cup group
Felix Anyansi-Agwu, the club’s chairman, said in a statement made available to Blueprint Sport, that the decision has to do with a string of disappointing results the club believes it must set a new course.

“The club has to regain its competitive edge domestically and on the continent,” he said.
The club chairman also said coach Fatai Osho would in the interim take over the team head coach duties, adding that all other announcements on this subject will be made later

Anyansi-Agwu was further quoted as saying the decision by the club to relieve Abd’Allah of his duties was not one taken lightly or in a haste.
“Results and performances since the start of this season have been very unimpressive and the club must take action to forestall further setbacks.
“We are speaking to the players too and they must do better. Otherwise, there will be consequences.

“At Enyimba, we are committed to earning positive results always and we can’t accept anything less.
“In the meantime, the club wishes coach Abd’Allah the best for the future and thank him for his services,” he said.
Enyimba will host Paradou in CAF Confederation Cup on Sunday hoping to avenge a 1-0 in the reverse fixture last month.

Abdallah led Enyimba to their record eighth Nigerian championship last season and reached the semifinals of the continental competition.