The management of
Nigeria National League, NNL side, Kogi United FC have asked their
coach, Ishaya Jatau to step aside as a result of unconvincing start
to the new season campaign.

In a statement
signed by the club chairman, Abdul Sule in Lokoja on Monday Jatau’s
assistant Musa Abubakar will act in his capacity until a new coach is
appointed.

The statement
explained that the decision was reached after the club’s
disappointing 1-0 loss to FC Zamfara on Match Day 1 of the new
season.

“We are
aspiring to get promoted to NPFL this season, we tried that last year
but we couldn’t succeed due to tactical deficiencies as we lost most
games in the dying minutes.

“Also our last
result against FC Zamfara wasn’t encouraging, that reflected from the
preseason we had.
“We have a good
team but unfortunately we don’t have a tactical approach and this has
resulted in our decision so I’ve asked Ishaya Jatau to step aside for
now and his assistant Musa Abubakar to act until a decision is
reached in that regard for a new handler,” Sule said.

“It is a very
difficult decision to take but that’s the game. Jatau is a nice and
great guy. Hhe’s tried all he could but things doesn’t really worked
out for him so we wish him well,” said the statement.

Kogi United lost 0-1
to FC Zamfara courtesy of an 85th minute scrambled effort by Abass
Abare in Gusau.

United will next
host FRSC FC in Lokoja in the Match Day 2of the Nigeria National
League.

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