Shorunmu, Giwa join Ikorodu United

Former Super Eagles goalkeeper, Ike Shorunmu

Former Super Eagles goalkeeper, Ike Shorunmu

Former Super Eagles goalkeeper coach, Ike Shorunmu, has joined top-flight newcomers, Ikorodu United, as goalkeeper trainer for the rest of the on-going season, reports supersport.com.

The ‘Oga Boys’ have equally beefed up their technical bench with the appointment of former Nigerian international and Giwa FC coach, Shakiru Giwa, as assistant coach.

The Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) struggling side had earlier appointed former FC Zwolle and SC Cambuur coach, Theodorus Jacob de Jong, as head coach in place of former Super Falcons and Warri Wolves coach, Sam Okpodu.

The trio is expected to perform their first official duty in Sunday’s NPFL matchday 25 Lagos derby between hosts, Mountain of Fire Miracles Ministries (MFM) FC and Ikorodu United at the Agege Township Stadium in Lagos.

An official of Ikorodu United, Tunde Ayoola, said the restructuring is aimed at helping the side stave off the threat of relegation in the 24-week old Nigerian top-flight.

“Shorunmu and Giwa were presented to the team on Tuesday as goalkeeper trainer and assistant coach respectively.

“Shorunmu actually met with the players same yesterday (Tuesday) during training to familiarise himself with the bench and players.

“Ikorodu United have a tradition of giving former internationals a pride of place in the team so the newest additions is in keeping with the house trend.

“Of course, their jobs are well spelt out to work assiduously hard to ensure the team survive relegation in the on-going season.

“Incidentally, all the appointees will be on bench for the first time in Sunday’s NPFL matchday 25 clash at MFM FC in Agege.

“We hope their experiences will signal an instant rebirth of the side’s fortune and firm path of survival.

“They are happy with the enormous challenge on their shoulders and promised not to disappoint,” said Ayoola to supersport.com.

Ikorodu United have garnered a paltry 15 points from a possible 69 in the 24-week old Nigerian top-flight with two games to spare at Lobi Stars and champions, Enyimba.



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