NPFL: MFM Sack Head Coach Tony Bolus

Tony Bolus has reportedly been relieved of his position as MFM head coach following a 1-0 home defeat to reigning champions Enyimba in a rescheduled league fixture on Wednesday.

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He had been in charge for six months after taking charge of the Lagos club at the start of the season following the departure of long-serving manager Fidelis Ilechukwu to Heartland FC.

He was identified for the role after a team he coached won an internal tournament organised by the club’s proprietor.

A flying start that featured two wins – both away from home – from their opening three games including over Ilechukwu’s Heartland in their season opener, quickly gave way to a patchy run that saw the club win just four of their next fifteen fixtures.

They are without a win in their last four matches with the defeat to Enyimba their seventh of the season keeping them in 12th place with 23 points after 18 games.

Bolus, who was an assistant to Imama Amapakabo when Rangers won the title in 2016 had reportedly offered to resign after last Sunday’s loss to Kwara United in Ilorin but was prevailed upon to remain.

However, following Wednesday’s defeat, the club’s management decided to relieve the former Giwa FC coach of his duties ahead of the visit of Kano Pillars on Matchday 19.

In his 18 games as head coach of MFM, Bolus recorded 6 wins, 5 draws and 7 losses.