Nationwide League One side, Knights Football Club announced the appointment of former ABS FC and Kogi United assistant coach Lawal Wasiu as their new head coach on Sunday evening.
The former Imperial Football Academy tactician replaces Abdulazeez Abdulrasaq, whose contract was not renewed after expiration of his one year deal with the club.
The appointment of Lawal signals Knight’s intent of securing promotion to the Nigeria National League as articulated by club President, Seeni Falonipe.
He stated that the club will be adequately funded to ensure that Lawal hits the ground running.
“Coach Lawal comes with the right combination of experience and qualifications we believe will assist us in achieving the goals we have set for ourselves.
“We have been decisive in our objectives and what we want achieve as club and as a brand. That is why we sought to secure the right coach at the earliest possible time.
“We will do everything possible to make sure coach Lawal Wasiu hits the ground running. The immediate challenges on the coach will be to stabilise the team and bring back the confidence of the players,” Falonipe said.
Lawal will be assisted by Isaacson Robinson and the youth team coach, Egbesakin Sunday.