By Kano Pillars FC
Nigeria Professional Football League Giants, Kano Pillars FC, have confirmed that they have received the resignation latter of Technical Adviser, Emmanuel Lionel Soccoia on Wednesday afternoon.
According to a statement by the Media Officer of the club, Rilwanu Idris Malikawa Garu said, the resignation letter was tendered to the club two hours before the kickoff of the Nigeria Professional Football League Match Day 16 at home to Kwara United FC.
Malikawa said, the French Tactician has absconded from his duty as the Technical Adviser since after the Match Day 15 fixture away to Abia Warriors which the Sai Masu Gida lost by 4-1 at the Weekend and was not sighted today, Wednesday 17th March 2021 at the Ahmadu Bello stadium Kaduna, venue of Pillars home matches.
According to the seasoned journalist, the management of the club were surprised by Mr. Lionel’s action as he inculcated in the habit of shunning important discussions/meetings with the club whenever he was called upon which the management described as failing to repay the club the faith shown on him.
He said, the management of the club will keenly study the reasons he cited for the resignation after today’s match.
“We are now busy preparing to face Kwara Utd and after the match, we would look at the other issues including that of the TA’s matter, Malikawa said.
According to Malikawa, in the entire history of Kano Pillars FC, the have never maltreated any coach they worked with and has assured that the team would study Mr. Lionel’s contract for necessary action.
He said, the action of the Technical Adviser did not go down well with the club and has described Mr. Lionel as a complete gentleman.
On the issue of interference, Malikawa said, the management have never interfered in the affairs of the coaches and any other department of the club.
Henceforth, Ibrahim A. Musa will take charge of the club pending further decisions to be taken at the club.
Malikawa then called on the players to be focused for the task ahead and should not allow this development to distract them.