Paul Offor: Why NPFL newbies Sporting Lagos sacked their history-making coach

Paul Offor guided Sporting Lagos to the NPFL for the first time in their history.

Paul Offor: Why NPFL newbies Sporting Lagos sacked their history-making coach

Izuchukwu Akawor 19:18 - 17.04.2024

Sporting Lagos, an NPFL newbie club, has parted ways with their head coach, Paul Offor, who led the team to historic promotion and their first-ever trophy.

In a bittersweet moment, Sporting Lagos, the NPFL newbies, have parted ways with the man who led them to unprecedented success.

Coach Paul Offor, the architect behind the club's historic promotion and first-ever trophy, has departed the team with immediate effect Pulse Sports Nigeria can report.

Paul Offor bids Sporting Lagos farewell

The club took to social media to express their gratitude and well-wishes for Offor, acknowledging his pivotal role in the team's journey.

"Coach Paul brought top-flight football back to our city and gave us the first piece of silverware in our history," the club's statement read.

Sporting Lagos coach Paul Offor
Sporting Lagos coach Paul Offor led the club to the Naija Super 8 title.

"Thank you for everything, Coach Paul. We wish you the very best in your future endeavours."

Why Offor was sacked

A remarkable achievement marked Offor's tenure with Sporting Lagos – guiding the Tech Boys to their first-ever NPFL promotion and winning the prestigious Naija Super 8 Competition, the club's maiden trophy.

Sporting Lagos
The Naija Super 8 champions, Sporting Lagos, were led to the NPFL by Offor. (Photo Credit: Naija Super 8)

However, the decision to part ways with Offor was not an easy one. In an official statement, the club cited the need for a change in direction for the shocking decision.

"After reviewing our performance so far this season, the Club believes it is the right time to make a change," Sporting stated.

Coach Paul Offor has paid the price for Sporting Lagos poor form. (Photo Credit: Sporting Lagos/X)

Sporting Lagos currently sit 11th in the league table, four points above the relegation zone with eight matches remaining.

The club's supporters will undoubtedly feel a sense of gratitude and nostalgia for the coach who brought them their first taste of top-flight success.

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As Sporting Lagos looks to the future, they will be forever grateful for the indelible mark left by Coach Offor, whose dedication and leadership have laid the foundation for the club's continued growth and ambition.

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