The Japanese-American trainer took over Ifeanyi Ubah a month ago, but following a poor start to the Nigeria Premier Football Laeague (NPFL) Super 4, losing his first two games, he left his job, after it was reported that both the technical director and the playing body of the club questioned his tactics.

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However, his assistant Yaw Preko has been handed the acting coaching role job, against earlier reports that he was sacked alongside his boss, Kenichi Yatsuhashi.

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''Kenichi left the job with mutual agreement and I am now the acting head coach of the club,'' he told

''I was the one on the bench yesterday (Sunday) when we played league champions Rangers 1-1 draw in the last match of the top 4 tournament.'