Aiteo Cup Ouster: Lobi Stars Coach Dogo placed On Half Salary, Issued Two-match Ultimatum
By Ejiofor Godwin
Following the elimination of Lobi Stars from the 2021 Aiteo Cup Round of 16 after a 2-0 defeat against Nigeria National League side, Bayelsa United, the management of the Makurdi, Benue State club have placed coach Kabiru Dogo and his technical crew on half salary even as they have been given a two-match ultimatum, Bestchoicesports.com.ng can report.
In a release in Sunday, the management of the club noted that “in the face of strings of unimpressive performances, climaxed by the round of 16 exit in the Aiteo Cup 2021 to a lower-tier Bayelsa United, placed The Technical Adviser, Coach Kabiru Dogo and his assistants on half salary and a two match pay cut ultimatum to the players.”
Addressing the team ahead of an NPFL fixture against Katsina United, the Vice Chairman Lobi Stars Mr Emmanuel Tama Aondofa express his displeasure for the poor away results in the league and the Aiteo Cup ouster and lamented the lack of commitment to work by the technical crew and the playing staff.
Mr Aondofa said, if the results of games and the general performance of the team is not improved In the next two games, the management will be left with no choice than to further enforce the pay cut decision on the players too.
The half pay decision on the coaches takes immediate effect while the ultimatum on players begins with the match day 33 game of Katsina United vs Lobi Stars billed for Sunday July 18, 2021 in Katsina.