…Commend Ogubote Despite Departure
By Sab Osuji:
Sharks management have announced the appointment of coach Daboere Dokubo as replacement for Gbenga Ogunbote who parted company with the club early this week, completesportsnigeria.com reports.
Okey Kpaluku, General Manager of the club, said Dokubo will hold the position in temporary capacity.
Kpaluku would however heap praise on former handler, Gbenga Ogunbote, for his managerial prowess, recalling how the new 3SC gaffer pulled the club from the brinks of relegation last term.
"No doubt we will miss the services of Coach Gbenga Ogunbote because he is committed to his job and does not like losing.
"And I want to wish him the very best of luck wherever he may be at the moment," Kpaluku said in a statement signed by Peter Abaje, spokesman of the club.
"Don’t forget that the success recorded by Ogunbote could be attributed to the fact that he had capable assistants who all worked towards his success in 2013/2014 season when the team escaped relegation.
"It was on that premise that we have now handed the team temporarily to his right-hand-man on the bench, Daboere Dokubo."
Kpaluku remains optimistic coach Dokubo and his lieutenants including Festus Allen will continue from where Ogunbote stopped and even surpass his record so as to discourage the search for another substantive head coach.