Monday, January 24, 2011

Crown sack coach Salami

Struggling Nigeria Premier League (NPL) side, Crown Football Club, have sacked their head coach, Ganiyu Salami, following Sunday’s 0 – 2 loss to Bukola Babes at the Gateway International Stadium in Ilaro in a Week 13 game.
The sack of the coach came immediately after Sunday's defeat.
The Premier League newcomers explained in statement made available to four hours after the 0 – 2 loss at home that the sack of the former Nigerian Under17 coach was due to poor results in the past weeks.
Salami is, however, not the only one sacked as the entire technical crew of the team suffered same ordeal except for Oladunni Oyekale, who now takes charge of the side as interim boss.
“Following heavy defeats suffered by the club in recent times, the management of Crown FC has relieved the technical crew of their jobs and appointed coach Oladunni Oyekale to be in charge of the club for now,” the statement from the club read.
Players of the Premier League side were not spared, as their pay had been slashed for poor performance in recent weeks.
“Equally the players’ salary had been temporarily slashed,” read part of the statement.
Crown FC also stated that they could head into the transfer market to bring in new players to save the side from demotion.
The club’s overseer, Olanrewaju Oladeji, is said to be angry with the team’s 0 – 2 defeat at the hands of fellow newcomers, Bukola Babes, after his riot act reading to the players and coaches last week.
Crown FC last won a Premier League game on December 19, 2010. It was a one-nil win against Jos University Teaching Hospital (Juth) Football Club through Gabriel Agu’s goal.
The Ogbomoso club have taken no points in their last five games and are 18th on the log with 10 points from 12 games.
The former Nigeria National League (NNL) champions are also yet to score in their last five games while they have not picked a point since the start of this year.

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