Kwara United head coach, Tunde Abdulrahman has called on the management of the Harmony Warriors to review the condition stipulated in the letter indicating his suspension has been lifted which says he must win their next two away matches against Nasarawa United and Kano Pillars to keep his job.
Abdulrahman told SportingLife that the conditions attached to his return stated in paragraph 3 of the letter sent to him and dated
August 19, 2015 is not only demeaning to the football profession but also an affront on the contractual agreement he has with Kwara United.
The former Kano Pillars and FC Taraba head coach told SportingLife that he would be willing to return to his duty post today but that he does not accept that condition as expressed in the letter where his suspension was lifted.
Abdulrahman said some issues must have to be ironed out before the club start given ultimatum when the factors responsible for his suspension has not been sorted till now.
He told SportingLife:” I wish to clearly state that I am totally committed to returning to my duty post ‘immediately’ as directed by
you. However, the conditions attached in paragraph 3 of your letter wherein I am expected to miraculously win two (away) matches by all means as security for my job, is not only demeaning to the football profession but also an affront on the spirit and letters of my contractual agreement with Kwara United FC and therefore not acceptable.
“I must reiterate that football results are a reflection of a multifarious inputs from management and other critical stakeholders to assist the coach. It is blatant deviation from this that has been the basis of my complaints since assuming duty. It is against this backdrop that I will like to state that the interest of the team will be better served and my reinstatement will not be deemed a dangerous ambush to tarnish my professional reputation.”
He further gave conditions for things to work very well in the club:”
Guaranteeing my personal security and those of the players and match officials is key. I should be given freehand to professionally review activities of the team within the period I was away from the team with a view to suggesting measures for improvement. I will also like a meeting of all stakeholders be conveyed to trash out various issues ranging from internal bickering, accusations, reservations, complaints and counter accusations which was responsible for my initial suspension.”
SportingLife recalls that Kwara United management under General Manager, Haruna Maigidansanma indefinitely suspended Abdulrahman on July 13, 2015 before the suspension was lifted on August 19,2015.