By; BALA B. BITRUS, Minna
A new management team for the relegated Niger Tornadoes Football Club of Niger State has been reconstituted and given a tall order to return the club back to the elite premiership side at the end of next football season.
The Niger Tornadoes Football Club was demoted from the professional premiership side at the end of the 2018/2019 football season.
The state governor, Abubakar Sani Bello had following poor performance of the erstwhile management board of the club, ordered the immediate dissolution of the board and sacked all those on board the management team even before the end last football season.
A caretaker, sole administrator headed by Ibrahim Dada was appointed for the football club at the twilights of the outgoing 2018/2019 football season and was mandated to stear the affairs of the club till the end of the season.
Following the club’s wobbling performances in it’s matches at home and away, the Tornadoes Football Club was relegated along with the Remo Stars FC from the Group A table. The club had only garnered 21 points from 22 matches it played.
Alhassan Mohammed Kutigi, the new Media Officer of the club in a statement gave the names of members of the new board as Adamu Aliyu Mohammed, Musa Matane, Aliyu Mohammed Maikunkele, Aliyu Mu’azu and Alhassan Mohammed Kutigi.
The new board is expected to produce a better professional structure for the football club and chart a better result oriented club side.
Interferences and undue meddling from outside the club management and interest blocks have remained the clubs continuous undoings.
The club lost its hold on some of it’s tested technical crew due to bad politics and boardroom scheming and underhand. Similarly, the club is often hamstrung by inadequate funding, a Dev which is common with state owned football clubs.
Poor managerial ability of the club’s managers including it’s technical crew also played a role in the club’s disgraceful outing in the premier league.
In the the outgoing football season, the club lost no fewer than five of it’s prized players to poacher’s activities.