Federation Cup reigning champions, Akwa United FC of Uyo, have sent their Belgian head coach, Maurice Cooreman, on an indefinite leave.
The decision by the club followed their one-nil defeat to Enyimba on Sunday night in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) on home turf, the Godswill Akpabio Stadium also known as the Nest of Champions.
A letter from the office of the club chairman, Paul Bassey, was dispatched to the Belgian trainer on Monday conveying the message that he should proceed on a leave with immediate effect.
Cooreman’s assistant, Ere Dokubo, has now been saddled with the responsibility of leading the coaching crew.
Dokubo and the other coaches have also been handed a three-game deadline to improve the club’s results “or be fired.”
The caretaker coach and his backroom staff will have to produce results against MFM FC (away), FC Ifeanyiubah (home) and Giwa FC (away) to keep their jobs.
Akwa United have dropped eight points at home following losses to Enyimba and Abia Warriors and a scoreless draw with Warri Wolves, and those results have irked the management which described the situation as “unacceptable and a dent on the league title aspirations of the club.”
The Promise Keepers sit in 10th place with 18 points, six behind table-toppers, Enugu Rangers.

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