Bauchi - Management of Wikki Tourists FC of Bauchi said on
Monday that the unceremonious exit of the club’s Chief Coach, Abdu Maikaba, was
a great blow to the team.
Chairman of the club, Isa Matori, told sports writers in
Bauchi on Monday that they would have loved to have the coach continue his good
work in the club during the next football season.
“We are not happy that Maikaba, who led the team through the
Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL), has decided to leave us after we
have picked a continental ticket.
“We parted without any quarrel, only that we are worried
that he is leaving us now after working for the team to place third on the
league table and gain a continental ticket.
“We had no problem with him; we are still going to meet
somewhere during next season since he still in the country.
“We wish him well in his endeavors but had cautioned him
against taking any player of the club along with him without following due
“Any player willing to leave the club should follow FIFA
laid down guidelines and leave honorably as we cannot force any player to stay
back if he wishes to leave for another club or greener posture,” he said.
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Matori said that the management of the team would engage
another chief coach before it commenced its continental assignment.
He said that the team would sell its best attacker, Godwin
Obaje, who scored the highest goals during the NPFL, to any interested overseas
“Obaje is still with us right now but as a game plan, any
player with the highest goals should go to a higher club.
“We are going to follow the guidelines and sell him, then
nurture another attacker to replace him,” Matori added.
The chairman commended Gov Mohammed Abubakar of the state
for making fund available to the club to execute the league, in spite of the
scarce resources at the disposal of the state.
He assured soccer fans and supporters in the state that the
team would excel in its continental assignment.
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