Sharks go the Interim route

Sharks FC have appointed Coach Dokubo Daboere on an interim capacity as head coach. The former technical adviser of the side Gbenga Ogunbote tendered his resignation letter during the week citing personal reasons and the General manager of the club Okey Kpaluku has heaped praise on the managerial prowess of the Ogun state born soccer tactician and wished him the best of luck in his future endeavour.

Kpaluku who recalled with nostalgia how coach Ogunbote lifted the team from relegation waters in 2013, however said his right hand man Daboere Dokubo will tinker the team on an interim capacity.

“No doubt we will miss the services of Coach Gbenga Ogunbote because he is committed to his job and does not like losing”.

“And I want to wish him the very best of luck wherever he may be at the moment” Kpaluku said.


“Don’t forget that the success recorded by Ogunbote could be attributed to the fact that he had capable assistants who all worked towards his success in 2013 when the team escaped relegation, it was on that premise we have now handed the team temporarily to his right hand man on the bench Daboere Dokubo” Kpaluku added.

The General manager of the club is however optimistic that coach Dokubo and his able assistants led by Festus Allen will continue from where Ogunbote stopped and even surpass his record so as to discourage the search for a substantive technical adviser.

He urged the technical crew to ensure that they do their best to making sure that Sharks does not play championship football next season but have a respectable finish at the end of the season.

‘’Am very sure Dokubo and  his team will do a good job to ensure we remain in the elite league next season’’.

“And with that there will be no need for management to go search for another coach to boss them’’ Kpaluku said.


Kpaluku also seized the opportunity to congratulate the executive governor of Rivers State, Barrister Nyesom Wike on his successful swearing in and pray God gives him the required wisdom to pilot the affairs of the state.

He called on supporters of the team to keep faith in the team following the departure of Ogunbote stressing that all the team need right now is moral support while management will be counting on governor Nyesom Wike’s support for the team to bounce back to winning ways.

Adeyemi Adesanya
Sports Business Consultant and Football Intermediary; Risk Management & Due Diligence Consultant; Freelance Football writer & Pundit on Radio & TV and Man.Utd Fan

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