Nigerian Pilot Sports has been reliably told that the management of Federation Cup winners, Akwa United FC of Uyo has placed former Super Eagles manager, Austin Eguavoen on standby should its current coach, Maurice Cooreman decides to talk a walk from the job.
Our man scooped last weekend that Cooreman, the 73-year-old Belgian who has sojourned in the country for more than two decades now is unhappy following delays by the Akwa United management to regularize his resident paper in accordance to his contract.
“Coach Cooreman is bitter that officials of Nigerian Immigration Service thoroughly embarrassed him as his way to Congo on CAF Confederation Cup duty with Akwa United. He felt let down because he was delayed by Immigration guys at the airport in Lagos. He wants it sorted out,’’ said our source.
It was further gathered on arrival after he led the team to secure a lone goal away against a more experienced Vita Club Mokanda of Congo 1-0 in Pointe Noir, Coach Cooreman threatened to thrown in the towel.
In order not to be taken by surprise, top officials of the Uyo-based side rang up Coach Eguavoen and asked him to be on standby should Cooreman make real his threat to stage a walk out on the team.
The Belgian who joined Akwa United last December after leading Ikorodu United to gain promotion into the Premier League has already won two major trophies – The Glo Super Four title and the NFF Charity Shield.


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