Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Crown unfair to me – Salami

Sacked head coach of Crown Football Club, Ganiyu Salami, has declared that the treatment meted out to him by his former employers in the wake of the Nigeria Premier League (NPL) newcomers’ string of poor results was uncalled for.
Salami, who joined Crown before the start of the season, said he is bitter for being fingered for the woes of the side in their first attempt in the topflight.
The former Nigerian Under17 head coach believes that the blame for the failure of Crown to impress so far in the Premier League should have been collectively shared.
Salami also claimed that when he joined the club, the signing of the playing personnel had been completed, as he had no input in the recruitment of players.
“I think they have been unfair to me because when I came to the club they had already employed players for the season. So it is so unfair to have blamed me for the situation of the team because it is a collective effort,” he said.
Asked if he was put in the picture over the transfer of the club’s best midfielder, Harrison Egbune, to Sunshine Stars, Salami answered: “Nobody told me anything about the transfer of Harrison to Sunshine Stars.”
Salami was sacked last Sunday following Crown’s 0 – 2 loss to Bukola Babes after his side completed a five-game run without a point.
Crown’s sack of Salami is the third time the NPL newcomers will be firing their employees in their coaching personnel.
Godfrey Esu was sacked before the start of the season while Niyi Akande was also shown the exit door.

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