The management of Kano Pillars Football Club has appointed former flying Eagles coach, Kabiru Baleria, as the interim head coach of the club, pending the appointment of substantive technical adviser.
The media officer of the club, Idris Malikawa, said in a statement on Thursday in Kano that the appointment of Mr Baleria followed the expiration of the contract of the club’s technical adviser, Ibrahim Musa.
The chairman of the club, Tukur Babangida, charged the interim head coach to work closely with other members of the technical crew and club’s supporting staff in discharging his duties.
“The management of the club has the confidence that Kabiru Baleria would use his wealth of experience to protect the image of the club.
“The management also hopes that Baleria will come up with new ideas that would move the club forward for the period he is going to handle the team,” the statement read in part.
It added that new technical adviser would be appointed by the management of the club in due course.
According to Mr Malikawa, the club is in advanced stage of negotiation with five new players.
The players are Surajoddeen Ayele, Sunday Chinedu, Augustine Igenepo, Jeffrey Essi and Obaleke Thomas.
The players are from Nasarawa United, Kwara United, Niger Tornadoes and Crown football clubs.
Mr Malikawa also said the club would promote two or three players from the feeder team to the senior team before the commencement of 2018/2019 NPFL season.
He said the team would resume training on Thursday at Sani Abacha Stadium Kofar Mata, after a two-week break.
Maradona plans to remain as head coach of Dorados
Argentine football great Diego Maradona on Friday appeared to backtrack on plans to quit as head coach of Mexican second division side Dorados at the end of the season, Xinhua news agency reported.
Maradona said earlier this month that he was considering leaving because of alleged bias from referees towards opposition teams.
However, the 58-year-old changed his tone after Dorados’ 1-0 home victory over Cimarrones de Sonora in their Ascenso MX quarterfinal first leg.
“I have to talk to (team owner) Jorge Alberto Hank, because I have ideas for the next tournament for Dorados. I feel an attachment with the club and I’ll defend my players to the death,” he told reporters.
The result extended Dorados’ unbeaten run to 10 matches.
The 1986 World Cup winner took charge of Dorados in September, guiding them to last season’s playoffs following six wins in seven matches.
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Michael Jordan says Tiger Woods’ Masters victory last weekend is the greatest comeback of all-time.
“He had to change his game; he had to change his perspective a little bit,” M.J. told The Athletic … “To me, it was the greatest comeback I’ve ever seen.”
“I never thought he’d get back physically.He didn’t think he’d get back physically. But he did it. No one expected him to be back the way he is now.”
M.J. added, “He’s probably the only person who believed he could get back. To me, that’s a major accomplishment. To me, it’s unbelievable.”
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Chicago sports broadcasting icon, Chet Coppock has died April 6 car after the accident in South Carolina.
Known as ‘The Godfather of Sports, Coppock was seated in the passenger seat during the crash, according to Chicago’s ABC affiliate.
The driver, a woman only identified as a 50-year-old from Hammond, Indiana crossed over the media and struck another vehicle head on before colliding with a third vehicle.
The driver’s condition has not been publicized.
Following the crash, which took place near the South Carolina-Georgia border, Coppock was transported to Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah, where he ultimately died on Wednesday.
According to his former wife Anna Marie Busalacchi, Coppock’s family was by his side.
Investigators are continuing to examine the circumstances surrounding the crash.
Coppock’s daughter Lyndsey announced her father’s death on Facebook.
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