Pelican Stars FC of Calabar, a National Professional Women’s team, has carried out a partial reshuffling of its coaching crew.
According to a statement by the club’s management on Tuesday in Calabar, the Egan Adat-led technical crew has been disbanded by Mr. Sam Kombor, the chairman.
The statement added that the coaching crew was dissolved over what it called a “lacklustre performance’’ in the ongoing league season.
“In conformity with the ongoing National Professional Women’s League, the management of Pelican Stars has deemed it expedient to reposition the team for better performance.
“In keeping with its dogged tradition to stay at the top, the club has dropped the Chief Coach, Mr Obi Ogbele, and suspended the technical adviser, Mr. Egan Adat, for a period of one month,’’ the statement stated.
The statement directed Mr. Ekpe Ntiero, the team’s assistant coach “to act as the head of the coaching crew to be assisted by Mr. John Odey.
According to the statement, the crew was reorganised over what it called the team’s “lacklustre performance in the last away match involving Pelican Stars and Kogi Confluence FC’’ in Kogi.
It stated that the new appointments would take immediate effect.
The Tidesports reports that Pelican Stars, a first generation female football club, had lost 0-5 to the Kogi female team in a Week One encounter of the ongoing female league.
Adat further said that the management has yet to officially inform him of its decision.
“I am away on assignment and nobody has communicated the decision to me but if the dissolution is on account of lacklustre performance, it is unfortunate.
“A team’s performance whether good or bad is based on the quality of players in its fold.