Abuja - Niger State born coach Isah Ladan Bosso has emerged as one of the
coaches who are interested in the vacant Sunshine Stars coaching job.
The Akure Gunners are looking for a new coach and have so far received 12
applications that includes three Europeans.
It is the interest from the former Wikki Tourists boss that has thrown the bid
to replace Kennedy Boboye into an intriguing contest.
Bosso's last job was a two-year stint with Abia Warriors and he parted ways
with them at the end of the 2014/15 Nigeria Professional Football League
If appointed, it would be his first stint in the city of Akure.
A top official of the club declined to confirm Bosso's interest in the hot seat
of the club.
“All I can say is the people who have shown interests in the job so far are big
names and their VCs show depth,” said the official.
But sources within the club revealed Bosso's interest.
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“Ladan Bosso who was the former Flying Eagles head coach is one of those on the
horizon of the club. Others include three Europeans,” the sources said.
Bosso started as an assistant to several coaches in the Under17 team
before moving to the Under20 team and led Nigeria to the 2007 World Youth
He was back as coach again with the Under20s in 2009 and qualified the
team for the World Cup in Egypt after the African Championship, in Rwanda, but
was sacked before the competition.
As a manager in the NPFL, Bosso has recorded modest achievements.
His club career started at Niger Tornadoes after replacing Bernard Ogbe in 2001
and he ensured Tornadoes returned to the top flight.
Bosso's best record in the domestic campaign was at Wikki Tourists.
With a modest budget, Bosso led Wikki to the Super Four twice in 2006 and 2007
Meanwhile, Bosso is reportedly also having a romance with the management of
Niger Tornadoes with a view to landing the top job of the newly promoted
News24 sources in Minna revealed that the request was turned down by the
management and fans of the club as they want current head coach Abdullahi Biffo
to continue as the team's gaffer in the club's return to the top flight.