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Gombe United unveils ex-Wikki Tourists’ Zubairu as its new technical adviser



Gombe United Football Club on Monday unveiled Aliyu Zubairu as its new technical adviser, following the expiration of the one-year contract offered to Ladan Bosso.

After signing a two-year contract at a ceremony in Gombe, Zubairu pledged to use his wealth of experience to return Gombe United to the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL).

He said coming to Gombe United was however a hard decision to make, adding that he had the choice of managing three other clubs but opted for Gombe United.

“I resigned as the Technical Adviser of Wikki Tourists four days ago. I resigned because of a breach in the contractual agreement. After resigning, I had offers from three clubs.

“But I opted for Gombe because it’s like coming home to me. The structure and composition of the management which has contributed to the development of sports in Nigeria encouraged me to come to Gombe,” Zubairu said.

He stated that the task of managing Gombe United to secure promotion was a collective one, and there was therefore the need for the management to support him in building a strong team.

Zubairu said he would sign a few players who would fit into his philosophy as a coach, saying “we have to put a philosophy on ground so that the fans can enjoy free flowing football while we get the results as well.”

While unveiling Zubairu as the new Technical Adviser, the Board Chairman of Gombe United, Musa Jarmai, said Zubairu has a mandate to secure promotion for Gombe United back to the NPFL next season.

“He is to bring in the right players to return the club to the glory days of good football.”

Jarmai also unveiled Mohammed Anke and Alhaji Kwairanga as the two assistant coaches to provide the needed support for the club and the new Technical Adviser.

The Nigeria News Agency reports that Zubairu who arrived with Mohammed Mohammed as the Chief Coach of Gombe United had earlier managed Kwara United, Akwa United and Wikki Tourists.

NAN also reports that Gombe United Football Club were on May 26 relegated to the Nigeria National League (NNL) in spite of recording an away win against Go Round FC in Port Harcourt.

With the away win, Gombe United could only finish in ninth position with 30 points and were only edged out by Plateau United on goal difference.(NAN)


(Edited by Gregg Mmaduakolam and Olawale Alabi)

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