Ngozi Elechi has opened up on the reason behind his sudden resignation ‘by mutual consent’ as coach of Warri Wolves, just three weeks after his appointment.
At the weekend, Elechi surprisingly left his role at Wolves with the new season yet to commence.
But in an exclusive chat with www.busybuddiesng.com, the former Yobe Desert Stars handler said lack of quality players at the club was the major reason he left the Warri-based side, who returned to the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) after 3 years in the lower division.
“I decided to quit because of what I saw on ground,” the former Go Round FC coach said.
“I shared my experience with Yobe Desert Stars when I was in Damaturu, where I was called upon by the Deputy Governor of the State to go to the Local Government Areas and pick players that will play in the NPFL. I looked at it and explained to them that picking Local Government players might sink the club, which finally happened.
“At the end of the day, nobody will hear that type of story. People will say ‘maybe, the coach is not good enough’. But there is no way you will go and pick a player from Local Government and you are expected to win the league or retain an NPFL (status) as far as Nigerian football is concerned.
“So, along the line, it was one of the experiences I had there. And people advised me because of my name.
“I went to Warri Wolves, and I saw something on ground, and when I weighed it, I had to discuss with my manager and we decided to call it quit,” the former Plateau United player disclosed.
Ngozi Elechi has since been replaced by Evans Ogenyi at Warri Wolves.