Pressure mounts on Lobi Stars vice chair to resign | Dailytrust

Pressure mounts on Lobi Stars vice chair to resign

The vice-chairman of Lobi Stars, Mr. Tama Aondofa, has come under heavy criticism by some Benue football stakeholders who want him to resign from his position.

This is not unconnected with recent happenings in the club which have seen the well funded Lobi Stars faced with relegation.

Things got to a head last Sunday when the then technical adviser, Eddy Dombraye, was sacked after Lobi Stars were beaten 2-1 at home by Abia Warriors.

The one time pride of Benue are now placed 17th on the league table with 19 points from 18 matches.

Consequently, a former Team Manager of the defunct Babanawa football club, Mr. Harry Yachi, has called for the immediate resignation of the club’s vice chairman.

In a chat with Daily Trust, the retired football referee said Coach Dombraye was only used as a scapegoat as he insisted that no coach can succeed under the present management of the club.

He said “Coach Dombraye wasn’t the problem of the club. Tama only used him as a scapegoat. The problem of the club is the Tama led management committee. I am, therefore, calling on him to either resign honourably or the government should dissolve the entire committee.

“Lobi Stars are going on relegation so we can’t fold our hands and watch as things go from bad to worse. We need more competent hands to manage the club. As a matter of fact, we have Dominic Iorfa, Moses Kpakor or Godwin Uwua who can save the club from relegation, if entrusted with the responsibility,” he said.

Yachi also advised that Lobi Stars should be removed from the office of the deputy governor to the state ministry of sports.

According to him, the deputy governor, Engineer Benson Abounu, is too occupied with his 2023 gubernatorial ambition to care about what is happening to Lobi Stars.

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