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Bosso eyes Sunshine Stars top job

07 December 2015, 07:42

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 campaign.

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.

Also read: Sunshine Stars fix gate fee for clash with Enyimba

“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 Championship.

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 respectively.

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 outfit.

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.

- News24


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