Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) side, Kwara United FC of Ilorin coach, Abubakar Bala, says he has resigned his position with immediate effect. Kennedy Boboye of Remo Stars, as well as Monday Odigie of Bendel Insurance, are speculated to have backed out too, Concise News reports.
Bala told NAN on Monday in Ilorin that he took the decision for personal reasons and not because of the team’s poor run in the ongoing NPFL.
The former Niger Tornadoes of Minna trainer says the club had taken care of his welfare and that of the players except for the two months salaries they were being owed.
“I don’t talk about what happened between me and my previous clubs; it is an administrative matter and I always love to leave it at that.
“I wanted to use Kwara United to help my career and propel myself but if the management are not ready, there is no need to stay,” Bala says.
Bala says he would take a short break before teaming up with the U-20 national team for the World Cup.
Meanwhile, the Secretary of Kwara United FC, Malam Ibrahim Bako, says he had been informed that Bala had resigned but had not received any official letter to that effect.
“I’m told he has resigned, this hasn’t been communicated to me officially, although I heard he has the letter somewhere,” Bako says.
Also, the Kwara United official says he had not spoken to the coach since the news broke out.
This online news medium recalls that Kwara United FC has not won any of its last three league games.
The club lost at home to Rangers International of Enugu 2-1 in a rescheduled fixture and another disappointing 3-0 outing with Enyimba International FC of Aba.
They also drew their last two home matches goalless with Insurance of Benin and Lobi Stars of Makurdi.
Kwara United have struggled in the ongoing season and they are deep in the relegation waters with 20 points from 17 matches.
The Harmony Boys parted ways with its former technical adviser, John Obuh following a not-too-impressive performance in the league in March 2018.
The club then appointed Bala on March 13, 2018.
Bala had earlier been relieved of his duties at Niger Tornadoes in 2017.
He had qualified Niger Tornadoes for 2017 Aiteo Cup final and lost on penalties to Akwa United in the finals played at the Agege Stadium, Lagos.
In a related development, Odigie has resigned as Bendel Insurance head coach.
Another one! Latest from Benin City.
BREAKING! Monday Odigie has resigned as Bendel Insurance head coach.#NPFL19
— Adepoju Tobi Samuel (@OgaNlaMedia) May 6, 2019
A tweet by the Future Eagles U15 Media Officer, Adepoju Tobi Samuel seem to confirm the news.
Furthermore, Remo Stars’ head coach, Boboye may have abandoned the club following reports that he has not handled the team’s training session in the past week.