Kwara axe Unuanel

Kwara United have sacked their head coach, Samson Unuanel seven days after the Afonja Warriors lost their top flight status, can report.

United were relegated on the last day of the 2012/13 NPFL season in Lokoja after they were forced to a 1-1 draw by visiting Akwa United.

Unuanel, who last season replaced former gaffer, Tunde Sanni was given the mandate of getting United a continental ticket, but sadly the Warriors ended the season disastrously.

Interestingly, Kwara United were the only side that won three away games at the just-concluded season.

Even champions, Kano Pillars who won the league diadem were only able to win an away game throughout the season.

But Kwara United's calamity began in their match against Warri Wolves in which some aggrieved fans beat up one of the assistant referees, CID Durunna.

United lost the three points and three goals for that match and it contributed to their downfall.

Kwara United chairman, Bamidele Aluko confirmed to on Sunday night that Unuanel has been relieved of his duty with immediate effect.

“We had a year contract with all the technical crew and all our staff and it has been terminated after the season, but there is still a chance for them to re-apply.

“It is unfortunate that we have been relegated, but we will get back to where we belong which is the premier League,” Aluko said sadly. however, gathered that coach Sanni who steered the club to sixth on the final standings two seasons ago could return to the Afonja Warriors.



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