President of Nigeria Football Coaches Association, Ladan Bosso, is on the fastest lane in the race to lead Nigeria Professional Football League, NPFL, side, Wikki Tourists of Bauchi, in the 2019/2020 domestic season billed to get underway on November 3, 2019, completesports.com reports.
This follows the departure of erstwhile gaffer, Aliyu Zubairu, who turned in his exit papers Monday, October 14, 2019.
Bosso was at the head of Gombe United technical affairs last term even though the Savannah Scorpions could not sustain the heat of the top flight on their return from the lower league.
“I cannot give you a definite answer now. But I do know that there is a proposal by the management to bring in Bosso”, an official of the Giant Elephants told completesports.com Tuesday without wanting to be quoted.
“You this is government club. There is no decision by the government yet on the proposal by the management because you know it is the government that will shoulder the financial burden in terms of payment.
“So, until government takes a decision on the proposal, we won’t make any public statement.
“But truth is, the choice of Bosso is informed by his huge coaching experience which has traversed through all the levels of the Nigeria national teams, his knowledge and understanding of Bauchi terrain, having previously coached Wikki Tourists and other factors swayed in favour leading to his choice”, the official explained.
But Zubairu who guided the club in the turbulent 2018/2019 abridged NPFL season revealed that unfulfilled contractual breaches was reason he decided to leave.
“I cannot continue in a club where my contractual agreement is not honoured”, Zubairu, a former Kwara United gaffer said.
“When I arrived Wikki Tourists, I was told that necessary things that would make my work successful would be provided but till now, none has been provided.
“So my time with Wikki Tourists is up and I’ve written my resignation letter to them, informing them about my decision to leave”.
Zubairu joined the fold from Akwa United and and exited his role at the Giant Elephants on Monday evening after just one season.
There were speculations he had seen the hand writing on the wall, hence his decision to beat the trap.
Yet, Zubairu holds his head high, remaining proud of his performance in his one season in charge.
“I know I have given my best to Wikki Tourists; I have given my heart and soul to the job and I was happy doing this because of the wonderful support I have received from the players and fans, who are truly amazing”, he said.
“I’m proud of what we have achieved and I have no doubt that the Wikki Tourists squad now, look very much like men who know exactly what they must do and are very capable of performing well”.
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