Akwa United management has come out to state that their Brazilian coach, Raphael Everton has not been sacked but suspended.
Rumours have been rife about the coach been asked after Akwa United failed to secure a continental ticket at the end of the 2019 NPFL champions playoffs.
Akwa United came fourth behind Rangers who got he CAF confederation cup, Kano pillars and Enyimba who came second and first respectively to take the CAF confederation cup.
The team had secured first position at the end of the regular season in group B and had been unbeaten with three draws and a win until they lost their last match against eventual champions, Enyimba to lose continental spots.
By Uche Dozie