Friday, December 09, 2011

Candidates emerge for Enyimba job

After putting behind them a season in which they came close to winning the Federation Cup and the Caf Champions League, six-time Nigerian champions, Enyimba are weighing up the option of appointing a coach from three men in the hunt for the head coach/technical adviser role vacated by Okey Emordi, who reportedly resigned last month. was the first to break the news of Emordi’s resignation and also the did another first on Enyimba's interest in Salim Ali. Now we reveal the three men that are now regarded as top candidates for the job at the Peoples Elephant.

Ladan Bosso

He is tipped to get the job at Enyimba considering his experience with Nigeria Premier League (NPL) clubs. The 45-year-old guided Kano Pillars to fourth place last season.

Bosso's international experience with the Nigerian Under20s also gives him an edge ahead of the other two candidates in the running for the job.

He has also managed other Nigerian clubs such as Wikki Tourists and Niger Tornadoes but is yet to win a major trophy in his managerial career.

Salim Ali

This 35-year-old Kenyan coach was proposed by one of Enyimba's officials who has followed his one-and-a-half year stint as head coach of Kenyan Premier League (KPL) side, Mathare United.

Ali holds a Uefa B diploma from the prestigious KNVB in Holland. But Enyimba chairman, Felix Anyansi-Agwu said the Kenyan coach must prove himself to get the job.

Ali is also a former footballer who played in the defence and midfield, and also featured for Mathare United. He was also assistant coach of the Kenyan men's team, the Harambee Stars until he left the post earlier this year.

In November this year, Ali was linked with the job at another KPL side, Sofapaka.

Hasan Egilmez

He is German-Turkish and a surprise shortlist for the technical adviser/head coach job. Egilmez has lived more in Germany where he played for third division side, VFL Sindelfingen between 1995 and 2003 before his career ended prematurely due to two knee injuries.

Egilmez holds a DFB B-licence and a DFB A-licence also recognised as a Uefa Pro Licence from the German Football Association. At 23, he took up the role of player-coach at VFL Sindelfingen.

At present, Egilmez, who speaks German, Turkish, English and Arabic, has been working as a chief scout for Arsenal, Bayern Munich and other top European clubs. has been informed that he has the backing of an influential Enyimba official for the job.

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