The management of Kwara United Football Club has rejected the resignation of its Technical Adviser/Head Coach, Abdullahi Usman Biffo, urging him to return back to his position after recuperating from surgery.
Coach Biffo had, in a letter dated October 29th, 2021, and addressed to the Chairman of the Club, Kumbi Titiloye, resigned from his job, picking November 30th, 2021 as his last day of employment.
“Please accept this letter of resignation from my position as Technical Adviser/Head Coach of Kwara United Football Club. My last day of employment will be November 30th, 2021″, the letter read in part.
He said that he received a letter of query from the Kwara State Sports Commission, claiming that the act breached the terms of his contract, as he is not directly employed by the Commission.
“I received a letter of query from the Kwara State Sports Commission, and as a professional football coach, I value working ethics and well-organized working environment.
“I am no longer comfortable working for the club any more”, he averred.
But in a message by the Chairman, the Board rejected the resignation, reminding him that he signed a three-year contract which needs to be completed.
“The management of Kwara United Football Club has received your resignation letter, and subsequently, have rejected same because it negates the terms and conditions in the three years contract you signed with the club.
“You are therefore, expected to resume after recuperating from the successful eye surgery you had, to ensure a smooth preparation of the club for the forthcoming 2021/2022 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) season.
“As a professional football club, we also value working ethics, and club has provided the coaches a well-organized working environment in the first and second of the three years of their reign, and believed that this will be sustained, irrespective of the circumstances”, the statement added.
The statement also added that Kwara United FC will strive to build on the successes of last season, commending the State Government for its unalloyed support to the club.