Tuesday, January 05, 2010

3SC’s Wall Of Jericho Cracks

The coaching crisis at Shooting Stars Sports Club (3SC) may have exposed a crack in the walls of the side located in Jericho of Ibadan, as some of the country’s top coaches do not want to take up the job of succeeding Phillip Boamah.
Naijaligue.blogspot.com understands that attempts to lure the likes of Kadiri Ikhana, Fatai Amoo, John Obuh and Austin Eguavoen to the side have failed.
Coaches in the calibre of Ikhana and Eguavoen, it was understood, questioned the ambition of the Oluyole Warriors in winning silverware, as they do not want to take up jobs for the sakes of managing a side.
Reports in the Nigerian media have continually linked Ikhana and Jossy Lad with taking up the head coach job at Shooting Stars, but that appears to be a distance from materializing.
The plan to sack Boamah was hatched since November of last year, the management of the club had its wish-list of coaches that can competently take the place of the Ghanaian but knew that funds would hamper such move to bring in a big-name coach in the mould of the aforementioned.
For the Ibadan club, Jossy Lad looks the most realistic target of its wish-list since he has handled the club in the past and could consider accepting a slash in his wage.
Already, Ikhana looks like a target out of reach since he is already in talks with Nigerien champion, Sahel Sports Club of Niamey, which would be competing in this year’s edition of the CAF Champions League.
Amoo is also another coach that the top hierarchy at Shooting Stars has considered for the manager’s job considering his experience in the top-flight.
Naijaligue.blogspot.com also understands that though the Oluyole Warriors is under pressure to name Boamah’s successor, it does not want to bring in another coach that would fail at first hurdle.
But spokesman of the club, Jubril Arowolo, has rubbished reports saying that the club has spoken to Ikhana or Jossy Lad or any other coach.
Arowolo said the club would make an official statement as soon as it has hired a new coach to replace Boamah, who was shown the exit door last month for a string of poor results that has led to Shooting Stars lying in the relegation zone of the Premier League log.
However, the General Manager of the club, Mutiu Adepoju, could take charge of handling the side in the absence of hiring a new coach since he has a UEFA coaching licence.
But some of the politicians in Oyo State are not disposed to the idea of Adepoju being the general manager, technical director and head coach and wants a new coach named before the championship resumes from the yuletide break this weekend.
The pressure is mounting on Adepoju and insiders at the club disclosed to Naijaligue.blogspot.com that the former Nigeria international may consider resigning from his position as the club’s general manager.

1 comment:

  1. Whoever sacked Boamah shoudl have had the sense to line up a coach before dispensing of the current one. 3sc are now a rudderless ship. You know things are really wrong when politicians are makign sense by not wanting Mutiu to have too many posts.