Ethiopian Football: EFF sacks Coach Iffy Onuora

Addis Ababa – The Ethiopian Football Federation (EFF) has sacked national coach Iffy Onuora just 9 months after he took charge of the Ethiopian national football team, reported EthioFootball.com.

The Scottish/Nigerian coach was sacked following the team’s 4-0 defeat at the hands of the Nigerian Green Eagles in Group B of the 2012 Orange Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in Abuja last month.

The Ethiopian national team played 11 matches during coach Onuora’s tenure, winning 4, drawing in 1 and losing 6 matches. The team scored 12 goals and conceded 21 goals In those matches.

Coach Onuora received $13,000 a month in salary, free accommodation and local transportation, plus two free tickets to the UK per year. Although this package might not seem much by international soccer standard, his “accomplishments” were no better than any other Ethiopian coaches of the past who were not making more than $500 a month.

Coach Iffy Onuora Tenure as coach:

Ethiopia 0 Kenya 3 Friendly
Ethiopia 1 Chad 0 Friendly
Ethiopia 1 Guinea 4 CAF qualifier
Ethiopia 1 Madagascar 0 CAF qualifier
Ethiopia 1 Uganda 2 CECAFA
Ethiopia 2 Kenya 1 CECAFA
Ethiopia 1 Malawi 1 CECAFA
Ethiopia 2 Zambia 1 CECAFA
Ethiopia 0 Cote D’Ivoire 1 CECAFA
Ethiopia 3 Uganda 4 CECAFA
Ethiopia 0 Nigeria 4. CAF Qualifier

GP 11: Won 4, D1, L6; GF 12, GA 21, GD -9; Total points= 13 from a possible 33 pts (36%  winning record)

 

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