Kwara United, a Nigerian Professional Football League team, has denied reports that it has hired a new coach to replace Abdullahi Biffo, who is undergoing medical treatment in the United States.
The former Abia Warriors and Katsina United coach, according to club chairman Kumbi Titiloye, was given some time off to travel abroad for urgent medical treatment.
“We are not hiring another coach because Biffo will soon return after his treatment in the US, with his assistants in charge in subsequent games,” Titiloye said.
Biffo had, in a letter dated Oct. 29, 2021, addressed to the Club Chairman, Kumbi Titiloye, tendered his resignation letter, with Nov. 30, 2021, as his last day of employment.
“Please accept this letter of resignation from my position as Technical Adviser/Head Coach of Kwara United Football Club.
“My last day of employment will be November 30th, 2021,” Biffo’s letter read in part.
Biffo’s resignation was necessitated by what he described as imbroglio between the leadership of Kwara United and the newly formed Kwara State Sports Commission.
With this, Lukman Ijaiya and Mukaila Iyala are expected to be in charge of Kwara United’s NPFL match-day 30 encounter against Akwa United on Saturday in Ilorin.
Ijaiya and Iyala worked for years as youth coaches at Kwara, before their recent elevation to the first team.