Nigerian coach resigns after losing league match, alleges gang-up


A Nigerian Coach identified as Samson Unuanel, has resigned after losing a match in the Nigerian Premier League this weekend.

The Head Coach of Osun United Football Club of Osogbo announced his resignation on Saturday, after his team lost 2-4 to Giant Brillars FC in a week 5 match of the Nigeria National League (NNL) at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium in Enugu.

Confirming that the Nigerian Coach resigned after losing a league match, Osun United Football Club’s spokesperson, Tajudeen Ahmad, said it was done through verbal communication.  According to him, Osun United dominated the game and were leading 2-0 in the first half without pressure from the hosts, before conceding 4 goals in the second.

The team’s media officer who told NAN that the Coach was surprised and left disappointed after they conceded four goals in the second half, added that he claimed there was a gang-up.

“He said this was because he believed that he lost the away game, which his team was leading 2-0 in the first half, because some people sabotaged his efforts.This prompted him to allege sabotage, and he decided to quit as the head coach of the club,” Ahmad said.

“We were leading 2-0 in the first half without any pressure from the opponents and conceded four goals in the second half with the same mistakes. It was something outrageous, a gang-up.  I therefore resign my appointment with immediate effect” Ahmad recalled Unuanel telling him after the match.



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