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Neil Lennon: Uzoho’s Coach Sacked




Neil Lennon, the Head Coach of Nigeria Goalkeeper, Francis Uzoho at Omonia Nicosia has been fired by the Cypriot club.

Naija News recalls that the Irish Manager guided Omonia to Cypriot Cup victory in May.

The club made the announcement shortly after slipping to seventh place in the Division One standings after losing 1-0 to Nea Salamis at home.

Last week, Lennon came close to leading Omonia to an unexpected 0-0 draw against Manchester United in the Europa League, but the Scotsman’s late goal caused Omonia to lose 1-0.

During the game, Super Eagles goalkeeper Uzoho delivered an outstanding performance that captivated the sports world.

After the defeat, his boss, Lennon, lavished praise on the goalkeeper, saying that “he stood up to the challenge.”

In a statement on the club’s website, it reads: “We inform you that we have agreed with Neil Lennon to stop our collaboration.

“Unfortunately, the ongoing competitive instability and the significant losses of points in the championship are the main reasons that made us decide to end our partnership.

“Mr Lennon has written his name in the history of Omonia and deserves the respect and recognition of all of us. Our paths separate, but the memories of our collaboration will unite us forever.

“We sincerely thank Mr Lennon for his contribution and wish him every success in his future career.”

When Lennon was appointed by Omonia in March, he agreed to a contract that would keep him in place through the end of the 2023–24 season.

Ayomide holds a Bachelor's Degree in English and currently works as a News Writer. He has more than five years of experience in digital journalism, with a strong background in researching and writing compelling news.