Head coach of Nigerian National League (NNL) side Delta Force; Chukwuma Agbo has resigned from his position after his team’s disastrous outing at the NNL Super Eight playoffs in Aba, reports www.aclsports.com
Agbo, who has previously worked at Nigerian league champions Rangers resigned on Wednesday after his team’s 1-2 loss to Remo Stars in their final group game at the playoffs which will be concluded at the Enyimba Stadium in Aba on Thursday.
Force had earlier lost their first two games to Insurance and Shooting Stars and needed to beat Remo Stars by four goals to secure promotion, something they fell short of.
“I want to use this opportunity to thank Delta State government, the Commissioner and the board. I want to use this opportunity to tell them that I want to move on. I am resigning my appointment today,” said Agbo to www.aclsports.com
Reflecting on his team’s results which made them the only team in the Playoffs that failed to secure a single point in their three games, Agbo takes solace in former World Champions, Germany’s awful performance at the last FIFA World Cup, Russia 2018.
“At times, things do happen like that. We can see that even last World Cup, Germany went there as a big team but they couldn’t go beyond the first round. Life is just like that.
“I think complacency killed us. We came on the back of unbeaten run of seventeen matches and you know pride goeth before a fall. Before we knew what was happening, you see the hangover,” said Agbo.
Aclsports scooped that Agbo might have been on his way out of the club even before his resignation and former Plateau United coach Kennedy Boboye has been linked as one of the names being considered to replace him.
Failure to gain promotion to the NPFL this season means Delta Force, who play their home games at the Stephen Keshi Stadium in Asaba will have to fight it out once again in the NNL next year.