The Nigeria Premier League champions, Enyimba, have move swiftly to keep their chairman, Felix Anyansi-Agwu, after the respected sports administrator announced he was quitting his position after 16 years in charge of the Aba-based club.
Anyansi-Agwu had said needless pressure from those that wanted to succeed him at all cost and his health were reasons he was walking away from Enyimba for good.
But the club has moved against his resignation as they released a statement on Tuesday stating that Anyansi-Agwu would remain their chairman.
“Felix Anyansi-Agwu wants the best for Enyimba, always,” the statement posted on the club’s official website read.
“It is this desire for the continued success of our club that has led him (Anyansi-Agwu) to express grave concerns over certain factors.”
“Factors that if left unaddressed would undermine his abilities to carry on his job effectively and take us to greater heights.
“Unfortunately, these statements have been misinterpreted as an act of resignation.
“He remains Chairman of Enyimba Football Club and would always strive for the development of our club and the sport.”
In his 16-year stint as Enyimba boss, Mr. Anyansi-Agwu helped the Peoples Elephant win all their major honours, including two CAF Champions League and seven league championships among other trophies and accolades.
The club will be hoping for more as they take part in the CAF Champions League next season having finished champions of the Nigeria Premier League for a record seventh time last Sunday.