Paul Aigbogun has resigned as Technical Adviser of Enyimba in his third spell at the Aba side for ‘personal reasons’, according to club chairman Felix Anyansi Agwu.
The former Warri Wolves coach, who holds a UEFA A coaching license, was last seen on the Enyimba bench on 30th May when the People’s Elephant lost 2-1 to Akwa United in a rescheduled Match Day 20 tie of the 2017/18 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) at the Godswill Akpabio International stadium in Uyo, before the league went on break as a result of the 2018 World Cup.
Aigbogun’s role as head coach of the Flying Eagles – who he has qualified for the 2019 U-20 AFCON in Niger – ensured he had less time to work with the 7-time NPFL champions, with his assistant Usman Abd’allah taking charge of the team in his absence.
But Anyansi-Agwu has now broken his silence on Aigbogun’s decision to quit the Aba Landlords, adding that the club had no problems with the soft-spoken tactician.
“It’s obvious that he (Aigbogun) is not here with Enyimba,” the seasoned administrator told www.busybuddiesng.com. “I don’t really think I will start answering questions on that. He is not here. If you ask me whether we had problems, I will tell you ‘I don’t think so’.
“But for the fact that he also moved on is part of the game. So I don’t think there is any problem that’s why you’ve not also seen any negative issues about it. But people are asking a whole lot of questions, and our silence looks as if there is something behind. There is nothing, you understand.
The long-serving Enyimba boss also added that the club has accepted Aigbogun’s decision in good faith.
“We never had any issues, but for personal reasons, he has to move on. He did, and I have respect for his views.
“Obviously, he is not with Enyimba,” Anyansi Agwu emphasized.
Following AIgbogun’s resignation, Abd’allah is now in charge of the team on a caretaker capacity.
Enyimba are 4th on the NPFL standings with 38 points, 5 behind leaders Lobi Stars.
The 2-time CAF Champions League winners are also the only-surviving Nigerian club on the continent this year, and are currently top of Group C of the CAF Confederation Cup.