Dogo opens up on Wikki struggles, exit


By Abiodun Adewale.

Former coach of Wikki Tourists of Bauchi, Kabiru Dogo, has broken his silence on the circumstances that led to his resignation from the Nigeria Professional Football League side, The PUNCH reports.

The former Sunshine Stars and Lobi Stars handler left the job after Wikki managed only one point in their opening four games of season.

Following their goalless draw against Doma United at home on Sunday, the management of the club announced it had given Dogo and his technical crew a two-match to turn the fortunes of the club around, a decision the gaffer said was not communicated to him.

“We are professionals and there are procedures for everything. They claim they gave me an ultimatum, but as I speak, nobody gave me a letter or communicated to me verbally. When I signed for them, I didn’t sign on social media.

“I sent a letter to them concerning the ultimatum that I wasn’t aware of, they didn’t even respond,” Dogo told The PUNCH.

In four games in charge this season, Wikki Tourists lost three and drew one under Dogo, but the handler claims the struggles of the club were beyond technical inputs.

“Aside from the ultimatum or no ultimatum, there are lots of issues to talk about and they know that I am not the problem of their team.

“The team was supposed to travel for a midweek game against Rivers United and they didn’t even include me in the plan or budget for the game. It is easy for people to think I resigned over the ultimatum, but even when you give me an ultimatum, I am not supposed to sit at home and carry out my job to prove myself. So, it looked like they had their agenda and I just left their job for them,” Dogo added.

Wikki remain winless after five games and are bottom of their group in the abridged league following their 2-0 loss against Rivers United on Wednesday in Port Harcourt. The game was handled by head coach Abdullahi Adamu while the club is yet to call for Dogo’s replacement.