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Akwa United coach has resigned with immediate effect

DiegwuSports can confirm that Akwa United coach John Obuh has resigned after the poor start of the 2019/20 Nigeria Professional Football League season.

The departure was announced on Monday via a club statement signed by media director Mfon Patrick in which it said:

“In the aftermath of a disappointing eight match start to the 2019/2020 NPFL season by Akwa United FC, Head Coach of the team John Obuh has resigned his appointment “…with immediate effect “.

The club also confirmed that it accepted the resignation ‘with mixed feelings’ but said that John Obuh had the “gratitude of the chairman, for service rendered to the club during his short stay with the team’

According to the statement, the club praised John Obuh for taking responsibility for the poor results which the team has recorded but praised the former U17 coach for the professionalism and discipline he showed in the running of the club.

Obuh leaves his post as Akwa United head coach with the team wining only one match from eight and the team in 16th position. His last outing turned out to be Akwa United’s 3-0 defeat to MFM FM

Full Statement from Akwa United:

In the aftermath of a disappointing eight match start to the 2019/2020 NPFL season by Akwa United FC, Head Coach of the team John Obuh has resigned his appointment “…with immediate effect “.

In a tersely worded four paragraph resignation letter addressed to the Chairman of the club and dated December 15th, 2019, the experienced coach regretted that his “decision to step aside was as a result of some level of discipline and insubodination by some of the players which has caused the team valuable points since the start of the season “.

Meanwhile the club has accepted the resignation with “mixed feelings”.

In a letter of acceptance, club secretary Comrade Omon Bassey expressed the “gratitude of the chairman, for service rendered to the club during your short stay with us.

“Yes, coaches take responsibility when things go awry, yet we can testify to the professionalism and discipline you brought to bear in the running of the club including your untiring belief in the God factor in the life of this great organisation. We will miss you” the letter stated.

Akwa United wished him well in his future endeavours, “even as we daily strive to restore the confidence of our numerous fans worldwide, especially the government and good people of Akwa Ibom State.

In another development and in a move to restore sanity, the club management has suspended one player indefinitely, while two are undergoing disciplinary related investigation.

Mfon Patrick
Media Manager,
Akwa United FC

In another development and in a move to restore sanity, the club management has suspended one player indefinitely, while two are undergoing disciplinary related investigation.

However, they failed to mention the name of the players involved.

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