Wahala! Gombe coach Manu set to get the sack
Gombe United coach Manu Garba is allegedly battling to save his job as the Premier League club sink deeper into the relegation zone following their 2-0 loss to Remo Stars in Sagamu on Sunday.
Gombe in are in the 18th position with 26 points from 22 matches
An official of the club, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because he was not authorised to speak on the issue, told our correspondent that the management of the side had given the former Golden Eaglets coach a three-match ultimatum.
“The loss on Sunday has not helped the position of coach Garba. When we informed some members of the board about the loss to Remo Stars, they were not happy,” the source said.
“They have however told the coach to ensure that the team get out of their current position to a more respectable one at the end of the next three matches. The club’s goal is to remain in the Premier League for this season but it is looking weaker with each match and the board wants to ensure that the target is achieved.”
Sources claimed that the board would sack the former El-Kanemi player, who helped Nigeria win the UAE 2013 FIFA Under-17 World Cup, if he failed to move the team out of the relegation zone.
However, spokesman for the club, Halilu Teli, said the board had yet to take their decision on the coach.
He said, “Definitely, the management is not happy with the results we are producing but they haven’t spoken about it officially or told coach Garba anything.
“The coach is also doing his best to ensure that good results are achieved and for the team to remain in the Nigerian top flight at the end of the season.”Punch