By Sab Osuji:
Nigeria Professional Football League side, Abia Warriors, have parted company with their coach, Ladan Bosso, Completesportsnigeria.com can report.
Completesportsnigeria.com regular checks in the club reveal that the hierarchy of the club are not pleased with the their 10th place finish in the concluded 2014/2015 NPFL season.
Consequently, a decision was reached at a board meeting over the weekend at which the performance of the club in the last season was reviewed, that Bosso’s contract will not be renewed.
The decision to mutually part company with the former Super Eagles assistant coach who had in the past handled Flying Eagles and U-23 national teams was communicated to him through an e-mail sent to him on Sunday.
“We finished sixth on the log during the 2013/2014 season but during the concluded 2014/2015 season, we found ourselves in the 10th position on the final log,” an Abia Warriors official, who did not want to be named on print because he was not authorized to make such pronouncements, complained.
“Does that show we are moving forward or backwards?”
However, Bosso claimed it was the other way round when Completesportsnigeria.com sought his confirmation on his alleged departure from the club.
“I’ve not received any correspondence from Abia Warriors terminating my appointment,” the former Flying Eagles coach told Completesportsnigeria.com.
“Instead, I was the one that told them I was no longer interested in continuing working with the club.
“One of my major reasons for not wanting to continue and which I made very clear to them was that I did not achieve my personal target for the club which was securing a continental ticket for them.
“Get me clear, getting a continental ticket was never part of the contract I signed but as a coach, I always have my personal target anywhere I work.
“I’m grateful to the government of Abia State; I’m grateful to the management of Abia Warriors headed by Emeka Inyama.
“It was a nice and wonderful working relationship we enjoyed and I’m happy and would always cherish my moments with the club.
“When I left Lagos on Monday (November 23), I boarded the same plane with him and that shows the unity and understanding we enjoyed at Abia Warriors.”