Govt. suspends management, coaches of Osun United




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has suspended the management and coaches of United Football Club of Osogbo over the club’s poor performance in the ongoing 2020/2021 Nigeria League (NNL).

Vincent Akinbami, the Senior Assistant (SSA) ’s Gov. Gboyega Oyetola Sports Development, disclosed this in a Tuesday in Osogbo.

He said the decision was taken Monday by the top echelon of the state’s Ministry of Youth and Sports.

“The club management and the team’s coaching crew have been asked step aside until the end of the NNL season.

“Coaches Waheed Olapade and Moruf Olasupo, who were part of the coaching crew, were asked stay behind and will be joined by Tunji Baruwa handle the team,” Akinbami said.

He added that Ololade Gbenga had been appointed the club’s Sole Administrator and would be in charge for the remaining six NNL matches of the season.

The governor’s aide explained that Ololade was the founder of Prime Football Club of Osogbo, which is now Osun United FC.

He said Ololade took the team to the Nigeria Football League (NPFL) and the semi-finals of the FA Cup as the club’s General Manager.

Akinbami said was hopeful the changes it made would bring better fortunes to the club.

He however said the team coaches and management could still be recalled after the 2020/2021 NNL season.

NAN reports that Osun United are presently placed eighth on the NNL Group B1 table.

Last weekend, they had a home draw Dynamite FC.

(NAN)