Brown Ideye Challenge: Amphibious coach banned for unruly behavior

The Organizing Committee of the Brown Ideye Challenge have issued a one match touch line ban to coach of Mighty Amphibious FC, Corporal Adenkwun Matudi.

This is as a result of a confrontation between the coach and match officials after the Group B encounter between his side and Ajagun Academy ended in a one all draw at the weekend.

The altercation almost led to a free for all as players of the Mighty Amphibious FC joined in the shouting match.

Adenkwun popularly known as Coach Abu is deemed not to have set a good example on the day and had engaged in acts which brought the competition to disrepute.

Abu has been advised to follow tournament rules which advises all protests by participating teams be channeled to the Organizing committee as opposed to confronting match officials.

He is thus not expected to be on the touch line when his team takes on Garden City Academy in their final game of Group B.


Coach Clarkson Agi of the Gold Kings Soccer Academy in a chat with BIC media says it is inevitable most times for tempers to rise in the course of a game, as football is a game of passion.

“Every Nigerian wants to win and you know this game is a game of passion. When you are not getting what you think you are supposed to get, it tends to heighten your tension and as a result you make so much comments.

“More especially when you lose the game you then want to blame it on something or someone. However when the game is over, you can really go back to look at things again and discover that what you thought were mistakes were right calls.”

As the group stages of the Brown Ideye Challenge gets into “Crunch Time”, organizers have called on all teams to continue to maintain discipline at all times.

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