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Amokachi Explains Reasons For Leaving Ifeanyiuba

Posted: Sep 16, 2015 at 12:22 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Stories by Chibuike Chukwu

Lagos

Former FC IfeanyiUba coach, Daniel Amokachi, has offered explanations on why he decided to part company with the Nnewi-based side after he resigned as the club’s technical Adviser

Amokachi resigned his appointment as the Technical Adviser on Sunday night shortly after his team lost 0-1 to Sharks FC in Port Harcourt in a Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) Week 29 tie.

A text message from the coach on Monday revealed that he decided it was best that both parties parted company to pursue other goals barely seven games after he was named coach only last month.

The content of the text message sent by Amokachi read in part: “I have no ill feeling leaving FC IfeanyiUbah and the owner of the club still remains my very good friend, one that I can return to whenever I am broke. It is only if I approach him for financial assistance and he doesn’t answer me that I will know that he is angry with me.” 

However, Goal gathered from sources close to the team that Amokachi and his assistant, Ike Shorounmu, decided to call it quits with the Nnewi side because of the handling of the team by the owner, Chief Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah, which has been allegedly described as inimical to its growth.

It was revealed that Ifeanyi Ubah does not swallow defeat suffered by his club in good faith and that he allegedly forced his side to return to Nnewi after a league game same night it lost to Heartland in Port Harcourt at the detriment of the players’ safety. That, however, was before the unveiling of Amokachi.

It was stated that the team obliged him save for former player of the side, Sani Kaita, who opted not to risk his life and decided to end his romance with the team despite alleged several calls from the club owner for him to also return same night.

Goal reliably gathered that a similar episode transpired last Sunday in Port Harcourt after the Anambra Warriors were beaten 1-0 by Sharks. It was said that directives came from Chief Ubah that the team should return to Nnewi same night after the loss to the Blue Angels.

A source said that Amokachi ignored the directives and insisted that the team must stay till the following morning because of the players and the officials’ who may be exposed to danger if they embarked on the journey that night.

It was further scooped that the former Super Eagles striker reconsidered his union with the oil and gas magnate after consistently being pressured that he must deliver a continental ticket at the end of the season among other reasons and had to tender his resignation letter before he was humiliated and kicked out.

Under Amokachi, FC IfeanyiUbah played seven league matches winning four and losing three games before he bowed out of the post.