By Alexander Adejoh
Abia Warriors Football Club, have announced last Thursday that they have parted ways with their Head Coach, Emmanuel Deutcsh for poor management of the team.
The Umuahia-based club in a statement signed by the club’s secretary, Esiaba Ebere, just after they were thrashed 4-1 by their city rivals, Enyimba International, cited recent poor performances for their drastic decision.
‘Abia Warriors football club of Umuahia has relieved Coach Emmanuel Deutcsh of his position as the Head Coach following recent poor performances in the ongoing Nigeria Professional Football League particularly after the team lost shamefully to Enyimba FC in the match day 20 game played at the Okigwe Township stadium, Abia State’ the statement read partly.
The management said losing three matches in a row and conceding nine goals in the process did not portray the qualities of an ambitious team like Abia Warriors.
The statement directed the Cameroon-born coach to hand over the club’s property in his possession to the secretary and wished him the very best of luck in his future endeavour.
Meanwhile, the Chief Coach of the club, Willy Udube, has been directed by the management to take over the affairs of the team in a temporary capacity.
Abia Warriors are currently occupying the 14th position on the NPFL standings with 24 points from 20 games.
They are just four points above the drop zone which currently houses the quartet of Enugu Rangers, Adamawa United, Jigawa Golden Stars and Nasarawa United.
Fides gathered that, there have been series of managerial issues in the Nigeria Premier Football League (NPFL) this season with top clubs like; Enyimba, MFM, Enugu Rangers, Wikki Tourists, Nasarawa United and now Abia Warriors all changing their head coaches in the first half of the season.