Ikorodu appoints Dutchman to replace Okpodu

Ikorodu United

Ikorodu United Football Club have confirmed the appointment of Dutchman Theo De Jong after parting of ways by mutual consent with Sam Okpodu.

A statement released by the Lagos based side read: ”The Club and Manager agree the timing is right to bring the relationship to an end.

”The ¬†Board of Directors thank Sam Okpodu for all his hard work and wish him all the best in his future endeavours.

”’The Club further announced the immediate replacement by Theo De Jong.

”Theodorus (“Theo”) Jacob de Jong (born 11 August 1947 in Leeuwarden) is a former Dutch international footballer.

”During his career he played for NEC Nijmegen and Feyenoord Rotterdam. He earned 15 caps and scored 3 goals for the Netherlands national football team, and was a member of the Dutch squad that in the 1974 FIFA World Cup Final.”

The Dutchman looks to have accepted the most difficult job in the Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) as Ikorodu United is rooted bottom of the log after 22 matches this season.