NPFL: Insurance denies Odigie quit rumour as Badawiy returns to Kwara United

NPFL: Insurance denies Odigie quit rumour as Badawiy returns to Kwara United

Nigeria Premier Football League side, Bendel Insurance has debunked reports Monday that Odigie has quit his position as head coach of the club.

Odigie was absent from training in the build-up to Friday’s 2-0 home win against Gombe United.

His assistant, Greg Ikhenoba took charge of the game against the Savannah Scorpions.

Rumours emerged after the game that Odigie had dumped the Benin Arsenals.

 Insurance has now released an official statement to counter the report.

“This clarification has become necessary against the widespread rumour and malicious news reports trending on some social media platforms regarding the position of Coach Monday Odigie’s contract with the Insurers

“Monday Odigie is in touch with the Insurance management as has been confirmed by the Chairman of the Edo State Sports Commission Olympian Yussuf Alli and the Secretary of Bendel Insurance FC Charles Ihimekpen.

“It’s on record that Odigie informed the secretary of Bendel Insurance Ihimekpen and his assistant Coach Greg Ikhenoba about the urgent need for him to travel out of the state to attend to some pressing needs immediately after Insurance returned from Jos, Plateau State on Monday.

“He charged his first assistant coach Greg Ikhenoba to take charge of the technical crew till his return,” the club said.

Elsewhere, football administrator, Bashir Badawiy has been reappointed General Manager of Kwara United.

Badawiy rejoined the Ilorin club from Remo Stars.

Kwara United enjoyed relative success during his first reign at the club which lasted for three years.

Badawiy is excited to return to Kwara United and stressed that he is ready to help the team succeed.

“I am very happy to be back, I am a Kwaran and always ready to serve my State. I have missed everyone, the fans, the supporters, the media, the staff, and the players,” he declared.

 “I want to thank, Governor AbdulRahman for the trust he has in me by bringing me back to the team and thanks also goes to my dear brother, Yahaya Seriki. Thanks also to the management of Kwara United for welcoming me back.

“Remo Stars is among the top teams in Nigeria and I would have loved to win the League with them, but home calling is important as I must return and start my duty.

“I am currently in Lagos for Remo Stars’ match against Sporting Lagos and I will from here move straight to join my team.”