Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Why Wolves Sacked Ogbeide, Aluma

After officially announcing the sack of its head coach and his assistant, Solomon Ogbeide and Napoleon Aluma respectively, on Monday, the management of Warri Wolves has explained its decision to part with the two men.
The spokesman of the club, Azuka Chiemeka, told Daily Independent that the decision to sack Ogbeide and Aluma was not based solely on their performances but it had a financial undertone to it as well.
Chiemeka disclosed that top officials of the club’s management team were unhappy that Warri Wolves failed to meet the target of winning one of the tickets for next year’s CAF Champions League or CAF Confederation Cup.
The image-maker of the Premier League side further revealed that the real reason that the duo of Ogbeide and Aluma were sacked was that they made huge demands in their pay package for next season, which the management of the club frowned at.
“Apart from the fact that they did not qualify the club for either the CAF Champions League or the Confederation Cup next year, which did not go down well with the management, the two coaches also demanded for a pay rise and that led to the management asking them to go,” he told Daily Independent on Monday.
Chiemeka also cleared the air on speculations that Warri Wolves and former Ocean Boys’ handler, Lawrence Akpokona, had agreed contractual terms.
The report also claimed that Akpokona is scheduled to be unveiled on Wednesday (today) in Warri.
“I cannot really discuss that with you now because the management is yet to tell me anything about hiring coach Akpokona. At the same time, I cannot say that it is not true. But that we will unveil him on Wednesday (today) is something I cannot confirm at

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