13th October, 2010
Nigeria Premier League debutants Crown Football Club of Ogbomosho have fired their chiefÂ coach, Godfrey Esu.
Chairman of the club, Gabriel Babalola, confirmed the sack of Esu yesterday from theÂ teamâ€™s base in Ilaro.
He disclosed that the former Shooting Stars Sports Club, 3SC gaffer was relieved of hisÂ appointment before the start of the season due to anti-club activities.
When asked Babalola what he meant by anti-club activities, he told SuperSports.com thatÂ Esu has been inciting the playing personnel to rise up in rebellion against theÂ management of Crown FC.
â€œWe have been following his activities for a while. I must say that we are not impressedÂ with him. We have warned him severally but he persisted in inciting the players againstÂ the club. And as a way to curtail that, we had to relieve him of his appointment since noÂ individual is bigger than the club,â€ said the Crown FC chief.
Reacting to his sack, Esu pointed out that he is a victim of circumstance, adding that heÂ was allegedly sacked for demanding payment for outstanding contract fees from last seasonÂ after helping the side win promotion to the top-flight.