Obuh gets deadline for Kwara United’s tottering campaign

By George Akpayen

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Photo: LMC Media
Photo: LMC Media

Former Nigeria Under-10 head coach John Obuh is the latest coach in the country top division, the NPFL, to have his head laid on the chopping board after Kwara United handed him and his assistants a three-game ultimatum.

The warning was given to Obuh after Kwara United suffered a second home loss in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) to Rivers United on Sunday.

Kwara United had lost on the opening day of the campaign at home to Niger Tornadoes and that followed up with two defeats at MFM FC and FC Ifeanyiubah without the Ilorin club finding the back of goal in their first 180 minutes of football in the division.

However on Sunday immediately after the 0-1 defeat to Rivers United, the club issued a statement making it clear that Obuh faces “the exit door” if results do not improve in the next three league matches.

“The technical crew of Kwara United FC led by former Nigeria U20 national coach John Sam Obuh has been given a three-match ultimatum or face the exit door,” the opening part of the statement read.

The club also took time to explain the ultimatum further on Tuesday saying that the decision was taken to serve as “a wake up call” to Obuh and his assistants.

Kwara United president Prince Oladimeji Ladi Thompon has pledged to give the team “all necessary support” but also demands improvement in performance.

Obuh begins the three-match ultimatum this weekend at Abia Warriors which will be followed by games against El-Kanemi Warriors and Kano Pillars.

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