By Kate Obodo
General Manager of 3SC, Mutui Adepoju has correctedÂ the notion that theÂ former coach Franklin Howard wasÂ sacked and replaced by coach Philip Boamah,Â despite leading the teamÂ back to the elite division.
According to the former Super Eagles star,Â Howardâ€™s contract with the team expired and the Oluyole Warriors did not see any reason to renew his contract. â€œHoward was not sacked. His contract ran out and we wanted a more experienced coach to lead the team in the elite division. It was a management decisionâ€, he said.
Stressing the aim ofÂ management is to contract a coach whoÂ they believe would tinker the Oluyole Warrior in the 2009/2010 Globacom Premier League season scheduled to kickoff-soon.â€œNo doubt,Â coach FranklinÂ Â led the teamÂ back to the elite division, but that is notÂ enough for the management. Why they did not renew his contract is best known to themâ€, Adepoju said.
Shooting Stars during the unveiledÂ former Julius Berger sweat merchant Boamah whoÂ was contractedÂ to tinker the club for the forthcoming Premier League.
Boama, a member of the highly formidable IICC Shooting Stars team the late 70sâ€™ also coached the club at a later stage, winning several laurels while staring for the Oluyole Warriors.
The choice of Boamah according to the Manager of the club Adepoju was informed by his pedigree, both as player of the team and a tested coach.