Former First Bank Basketball coach, Adewunmi Aderemi has been relieved of his duties at Kwara Falcons Basketball Club. The management of Kwara Falcons basketball club announced on Wednesday that the club have parted ways with Adewunmi along with his assistants after deciding not to renew his contract.
The management under the leadership of Dr. Joseph Adeyemo said its in the best interest of both parties to put an end to the relationship in order to allow the coach concentrate on his national team assignment.
“We would like to thank Aderemi Adewumi for all he has achieved for the Club over the last four years, notably in guiding us to two successive semi-finals in the Nigeria basketball Premier League, and we wish him every success for the future,” the club said.
Aderemi Adewunmi, a former first bank female basketball team handler joined Kwara falcons on a temporary basis in 2014 before signing a permanent contract in 2015 but has been involved with the national team, most recently he was part of D’Tigers technical crew that won silver at the Afrobasket championship last year.
The club chairman, Dr. Joseph Adeyemo while speaking through the secretary, Bello Azeez assured the team faithfuls of the management’s resolve to find a suitable replacement.
Speaking to ACLSports, Azeez revealed why the management made a swift decision before the commencement of the new season.
“We had no choice but to let him go because he is always busy with the national team and it has been like that for two consecutive years. It keeps affecting us because we miss his technical input at crucial times. It’s a bitter pill to swallow but we just had to do it. Especially this year, the D’Tigers will be involved in a lot of national team competitions, like the Commonwealth Games in April and the World Cup qualifiers which is in different phase.”
” We’ve already started the search for a new coach by conducting interviews for a number of selected candidates and will announce the appointment of a new coach next week,” said Azeez.
Adewunmi was an assistant to Alex Nwora at the 2017 Afrobasket Championship and currently at the Commonwealth Games camp in Lagos.