Daniel Amokachi, former head coach of FC Ifeanyi Ubah, has revealed that he has no ill feelings leaving the Anambra Warriors and that his friendship with the owner of the club still remains very intact despite his desire to terminate his appointment.
Amokachi resigned his appointment as the Technical Adviser on Sunday night shortly after his team lost 0-1 to Sharks FC in Port Harcourt in a Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) Week 29 tie.
In a text message from Da Bull read on Sports Tonight on Monday, Amokachi revealed that he decided it was best that both parties parted company to pursue other goals barely seven games after he was named coach only last month.
The content of the text message sent by Amokachi read in part: “I have no ill feeling leaving FC IfeanyiUbah and the owner of the club still remains my very good friend, one that I can return to whenever I am broke. It is only if I approach him for financial assistance and he doesn’t answer me that I will know that he is angry with me.”
However, Goal has gathered from sources close to the team that Amokachi and his assistant Ike Shorounmu decided to call it quits with the Nnewi side because of the handling of the team by the owner, Chief Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah which has been allegedly described as inimical to its growth.
Goal was told that Ifeanyi Ubah does not swallow defeat suffered by his club in good faith and that he allegedly forced his team to return to Nnewi after a league game same night they lost to Heartland in Port Harcourt at the detriment of their safety. This came before the unveiling of Amokachi.
It was stated that the team obliged him save for former player of the side, Sani Kaita who opted not to risk his life and decided to end his romance with the team despite alleged several calls from the club owner for him to also return same night.
Goal reliably gathered that a similar episode transpired last Sunday in Port Harcourt after the Anambra Warriors were beaten 1-0 by Sharks. It was said that directives came from Chief Ubah that the team should return to Nnewi same night after the loss to the Blue Angels.
Goal was told by a close source that Amokachi ignored the directives and insisted that the team must stay till the following morning because of the players and the officials’ who may be exposed to danger if they embarked on the journey that night.
It was further scooped that the former Super Eagles striker reconsidered his union with the oil and gas magnate after consistently being pressured that he must deliver a continental ticket at the end of the season among other reasons and had to tender his resignation letter before he was humiliated and kicked out.
Under Amokachi, FC IfeanyiUbah played seven league matches winning four and losing three games before he bowed out of the post.
Willie Udube, Bulgarian coach Mitko Dobrev, John Obuh and now Amokachi have all coached the Nnewi side this season in the top flight.
The Anambra Warriors are tenth on the log with 41 points from 29 matches but are seven points off the continental qualifying spot presently with only nine games to the end of the season. Thisday