Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) side, FC Ifeanyi Ubah have unveiled coach Ladan Bosso as the Technical Adviser of the team. Bosso joins the Anambra Warriors after parting ways with El-Kanemi Warriors, a club he tutored for the last two seasons.
Popularly described as a “nomadic gaffer”, Bosso have made a comeback to the east where he last had a romance with Abia Warriors. He was former national U-20 coach and led the team to the FIFA U-20 World Cup in Canada, 2007. He has also handled NPFL clubs like Bayelsa United, Wikki Tourist, Abia Warriors and lately El-kanemi Warriors.
Our reporter was at the unveiling ceremony at the FC Ifeanyi Ubah clubhouse in Nnewi and here are five reasons we feel FC Ifeanyi Ubah attracted the services of Ladan Bosso.
Ladan Bosso has been a close pal to the president of the club, Dr. Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah. While addressing press men during the short unveiling ceremony, chairman of the club, Mr. Chuma Ubah revealed that coach Ladan Bosso has been an insider to the affairs of the club despite being on the pay roll of El-Kanemi.
Here is what Mr. Chuma said: “Bosso has always been part of us, he has always been a family and this time we thought it wise to bring him on board because he is one of those coaches that have keyed into our vision.”
Bosso corroborated Mr. Chuma’s statement by adding: “in the past three season we have been together, the owner of the club and I have been good friends, but I took up this job to see how we can build this relationship to gain from our self professionally.”
FC Ifeanyi Ubah trusts Ladan Bosso to develop an entertaining and winning mentally and bring quality to the team.
Here’s what Mr. Chuma Ubah said about the negotiation: “In the course of our discussion, we requested for a very simple task, which is good football. We believe when you play good football you win and naturally you go up.”
He further stated that FC Ifeanyi Ubah is under no pressure, but the target is to play well.
No special mandate for Bosso. Normally, clubs in the NPFL are quick to hand over a mandate of getting a “continental slot” to new gaffers, but Ladna Bosso seems to have none of it in his new job. The club stated that they are in no hurry for success; rather they want to build a brand synonymous with good football.
Bosso believes FC Ifeanyi Ubah beats private owned clubs in the history of Nigeria. While fielding questions from journalists, Bosso noted that his major reason for joining the Anambra Warriors is that “FC Ifeanyi Ubah still remains the best among private owned clubs in Nigeria. The structure Ifeanyi Ubah has put into football as of today cannot be match by any individual in Nigeria, even some clubs run by the government have not made such an investment. So he needs the support of every Nigerian in order to achieve his aim. That is why I decided to join the crusade.
Undisclosed contract details. One major idiosyncrasy in Nigeria football administration is the hidden document outlining the financial details in contracts. In this case all details remain undisclosed and the both parties seem to have a mutual agreement on that considering the fact that the duration of the contract was tactically not revealed.