Wikki Tourists, a prominent side in the Nigeria National League, have announced the dismissal of their head coach, Azeez Audu, following the team’s failure to secure a spot in the Nigeria National League Super Eight playoffs. The club confirmed the decision through their official X handle.

The club’s statement highlighted the need for a change in leadership to realign with their high ambitions and commitment to excellence. “After careful consideration and review of our season, the club has decided to terminate the contract of our Technical Adviser (Head Coach), Mr. Azeez Audu, effective immediately,” the statement read.

Audu’s departure comes as a consequence of not meeting the performance targets set at the season’s outset. The club emphasized their expectations and the necessity for decisive action to stay on course for their goals. “As a club with high ambitions and a commitment to excellence, we must take decisive action to ensure we are on track to achieve our goals,” they added.

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Despite the abrupt end to his tenure, Wikki Tourists expressed gratitude for Audu’s efforts and wished him success in his future endeavors. The club acknowledged his contributions and maintained a respectful tone in their announcement.

In the interim, Wikki Tourists have appointed Chief Coach Bashir Saleh to lead the team while the search for a permanent head coach is underway. This move marks a pivotal moment for the club as they strive to regain their competitive edge and achieve their objectives in the league.