People’s Elephants suspend Baraje, Odigie over poor results



Enyimba have suspended their head coach, Zachary Baraje, and his assistant, Monday Odigie, until further notice.
The decision to suspend the duo, Goal.com gathered, was a result of their two consecutive losses in the Glo Football League including a shock 0-1 loss to city rivals, Abia Warriors, at home.

Baraje has only been in charge of the People’s Elephants for four months as he assumed the head coach role in December.
The former Dolphins’ coach has only taken charge of seven official games in the Caf Champions League and NPFL this season and has won three, lost three and drew one.
But Enyimba are still to make an official announcement on the decision to axe their head coach and his assistant as they prepare to make the trip to Warri Wolves.

“Coaches Baraje and Monday Odigie won’t be part of the technical crew in our next match. They have been suspended by the club indefinitely but no official word yet. The move followed the team’s failure to win at FC Taraba, and even played poorly.
“Remember the team lost at home to Abia Warriors and after that game, the club management handed them an ultimatum to win at FC Taraba or face the consequences which is what has now happened,” said a top Enyimba official on Monday.
An attempt to speak to Enyimba chairman, Felix Anyansi Agwu, was unsuccessful.

“I’m unavailable to grant interviews now,” Anyansi Agwu had said.
Enyimba have now travelled straight to Warri from Taraba without Baraje and Odigie among their contingent. Another assistant coach, Imama Amapakabo, is to take charge.
Last month, Enyimba suspend their goalkeeper coach, Shuaibu Suleiman, after they lost at home to AS Real de Bamako in a Caf Champions League match.
Enyimba currently occupy 14th position in the NPFL standings after taking just four points from four matches.

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