Rivers United technical manager, Stanley Eguma, faces sack unless results improve swiftly for the club in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) in the next three matches.
The Port Harcourt club currently sit in 11th place in the NPFL standings, with 10 points from a possible 24, and have failed to amass even a single point on the road this season.
The sponsors of the club are unimpressed with recent performances and have now read the riot act to Eguma and the rest of the technical department of the club following yet another poor display on Wednesday.
“The Rivers State Government has invested heavily in the club and so far, the results have been far from impressive,” Rivers State Sports Commissioner, Boma Iyaye, said while reacting to the 0-0 draw between United and Sunshine Stars on Wednesday.
“Following the unimpressive 0-0 draw on Wednesday with a struggling side like Sunshine Stars who are just one place from the bottom of the table, we have decided to act.
“The technical crew led by Stanley Eguma have now been given a three-match ultimatum to improve the fortunes of the club and justify the huge amount of money spent on the club by the Rivers State Government or be shown the way out.
“This is not a witch hunt but an honest and concerted effort in ensuring that all involved in this club key into our philosophy of making Rivers United the most foremost in the country.”
United will face Ikorodu United (in Lagos on March 27), El Kanemi Warriors (in Port Harcourt on April 6) and Heartland (in Owerri on April 10) in their next three league games this season.