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Bala Nikyu Steps Down as Nasarawa Utd Head Coach

Bala Nikyu

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Technical Adviser of Nasarawa United FC, Bala Nikyu has parted ways with the Club on mutual consent, after three seasons at the helm of affairs as the Head Coach.

The former Wikki Tourists of Bauchi and national U-17 Women’s Head Coach, stepped down from his post at the Solid Miners, following a run of what the team called “extremely poor results in the ongoing 2022/23 Nigeria Premier Football League Season”.

The last straw that broke the back of the camel, was the 1-2 home loss to fellow strugglers, El-Kanemi Warriors FC of Maiduguri on match-day 12, on Saturday, 1st April, 2023, at the New Jos Stadium.

Nikyu, a former Head Coach of the FCT Sports Council, thanked the Club and its supporters for the opportunity given to him to serve, describing Nasarawa United as a big and amazing club, with so much to offer.

The Management of Nasarawa United headed by Barr. Isaac Danladi has welcomed the offer by Coach Nikyu to throw in the towel, and wished him the best in his future endeavour.

Subsequently, the Management has confirmed that Head Coach, Abubakar Arikya will take temporary charge as Head Coach pending the appointment of a substantive Technical Adviser; with Samson Keshi Marwa, Balarabe Ibrahim and Ibrahim Yahaya Sabo working as his assistants, ckdmedia.com reports.

Barr. Danladi told the Club’s Media: “This is not the best time for us as a Club in the league. But we thank the Coach for his wisdom to step down from his role. Yes, the results were not what we ever envisaged, but we hope this is the best for both parties, going forward”.

Nasarawa United who are 9th on the log, but level on 8 points with El-kanemi Warriors, now has to regroup and with six matches to the end of the season, try to improve on their performances, with a view to garnering points that could help them retain their top flight status, at the end of the regular season.

Reporting by Chinedum Ohanusi; Editing by Oluwaseyi Ajibade