Henry Makinwa has left his role as head coach of Katsina United by mutual consent over what he described as ‘government policy’ after just one season in charge of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) outfit.
Makinwa, a UEFA pro-licensed coach, took charge of Katsina United in September, 2019 and led the team to a 7th placed finish on the Points Per Game table last season.
The former Abia Warriors handler informed www.busybuddiesng.com that he will be replaced by his former assistant and home-favourite Bishir Sadauki, who has been with the Changi Boys for over a decade.
Asked why he quit his role, the former ABS coach said: “It’s a change in government policy in Katsina (State). They want my assistant, who is a local coach from Katsina, to take over. I think he (Bishir Sadauki) has been with Katsina for like 10 years.
“They want to empower their people, which is very understanding.
“We had a mutual consent to part ways, no crisis. They don’t owe me a dime, and we are just happy to part ways – both of us.”
Makinwa stated that Sadauki is a capable replacement, adding his former assistant is ‘fit to take on the team’.
“He’s capable, he’s a top coach too. We worked together for one year – one full season. I think he is fit to take on the team.”
Having left Katsina United, Makinwa declared that he is now a free agent and open to new offers.
“It’s for the whole world to know I’m a free agent and I can move into any club now,” the 42-year-old declared, when asked about his immediate future.
“So, that’s the way forward – for the whole world to know I’m a free agent, and I’m, had to say it, ready for any offer.”