Crown FC of Ogbomosho had ended their relationship with their head coach, Lawrence Akpokona. Akpokona was relieved of his appointment following unimpressive results in the Glo Premier League in recent weeks.
“Yes, he has been sacked, but there is no replacement yet for him. Our next match (against Nembe City) on Sunday will be handled by Oseni Babalola,” Crown FC spokesman, Oyekunle Oyeleye said.
Akpokona was due for sack following a scandalous defeat to Kaduna United penultimate week. It was also learned that Crown FC had planned to sack Akpokona before their 1-0 win over El-Kanemi Warriors over the weekend. “The club actually sacked Akpokona because of the 5-0 loss to Kaduna United. He was nearly made not to sit on the bench against El-Kanemi but somehow that did not happen.
“That 5-0 defeat should not be blamed on coach Akpokona because the travel plan was wrong before that game. We got to Kaduna like around 9pm or 10pm, a day before the match and had no time to rest. So fatigue set in and that was why we lost that much,” one of the players was quoted as saying.