Suspended Lobi Stars coach, Godwin Koko Uwa has opened up on why he was suspended by the management of the Makurdi based club for three weeks.

“The move came as a surprise to me. I was in training with the players on Monday evening and some board members came in to break the news to me,” Uwua narrated to Complete Sports on  phone from his Makurdi home on Tuesday morning.

“They told me that I should stay away from the team for three weeks and I ask them ‘what was my offence?’  They said it was because we played a draw at home against Katsina United.

“For me, I believe it is uncalled for. We played well in the game against Katsina United and created a number of chances and even missed a penalty.

“If you also check the statistics, we are unbeaten in the last three games and even played a draw against Rivers United in our last away game.

“Some teams have lost more than once at home this season and others have experienced more than that, and have not suspended nor sacks their coaches. So I find their action very funny.”

Coach Uwua also decided not to trade words with the management as he is confident that his employer, the state governor, will determine his fate soon.

“It was the governor of Benue State that personally called me to come and handle Lobi Stars and not the board,” he added.

“For now, I will stay in my house and wait on the governor to act on the matter.”

Lobi Stars sit eighth on the NPFL table and have played one game less.

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