NPFL champions Enyimba have sacked its Technical Adviser Usman Abd’Allah, with assistant Fatai Osho placed in temporary charge of the team according to a club statement.
Abd’Allah’s dismissal, which is ‘with immediate effect’ follows the club’s 4-0 loss to league leaders Plateau United less than 24 hours ago in a Match Day 12 encounter in Jos.
“After a string of disappointing results the club believes it must set a new course now and regain its competitive edge, domestically and on the continent,” a club statement read in part.
Abd’Allah leaves Enyimba with the record NPFL champions sitting uncomfortably in 13th place on the log with 15 points from 10 matches, though, with two games in hand.
The 2-time African champions are also third in Group D of this season’s CAF Confederation Cup with 3 points from as many games.
The soft-spoken tactician will be best remembered for guiding Enyimba to a record 8th NPFL title last season and also masterminding their semi-final run in the CAF Confederation Cup in 2018, losing to eventual champions, Raja Casablanca of Morocco.
Long-standing club chairman Felix Anyansi Agwu, said: “This is not a decision we have taken lightly, nor in haste.
“Results and performances since the start of this season have been very unimpressive and the club must take action to forestall further setbacks.
“We are speaking to the players too and they must do better otherwise there will be consequences. As Enyimba we are committed to earning positive results always and we can’t accept nothing less.”
Abd’Allah signed a new one-year contract at the beginning of the current campaign, but will now seek compensation following the termination of the deal.
He is already being linked with a return to former club, Kano Pillars.