Momo Stepdown as BYC II Coach


Steve Momo has announced his resignation as coach of Barrack Young Controller feeder team, less than a week after assuring the club of his readiness to defend his 2nd Division title won last season.
There had been speculations about the former Holder FC coach’s future at BYC-II following his departure to the United States of America, at the end of last season
Having asked for a month’s leave to attend a coaching course in the USA which was accepted and sponsored by the club, he promise to return home to continue his job. Saying “as long the club needs me,” he was going to remain.
But Steve now appears to have had a change of heart; on Friday April 6, 2018 he announced via an e-mail to the club officials he was stepping down.
He expressed sadness in leaving the club because “it is a fantastic club.”
He wrote “I write to resign as the Head Coach of the BYC-II, effective today April 6, 2018. I currently am pursuing professional development in my coaching career, that cannot allow me to effectively execute my duties as the head coach of BYC-II. Reaching this decision was difficult; especially that I did not want to resign on a short notice that would negatively impact the team’s performance in the upcoming season “. he said.
Momo is of the conviction that BYC will use the uncertainty surrounding the opening of the league, the ongoing National County Meet, and the upcoming WAFU tournament that will be play in Liberia from April 24 –May 6, to recruit a new coach, to adequately adjust before the season commence.
“I sincerely appreciate the BYC management team, and the players for the support I received during my span. Together, we made outstanding achievements, including winning the 2017 Division-II championship, that will remain memorable to me forever.” Momo concluded in his letter to the club.
Steve joined BYC-II last season taking over from Emmanuel Kaykay and went on to win the Second Division championship in his first year with the club.
He played an influential role in bringing and developing several players to the club including Justino Jackson, Kortu Brown, and Robert Taylor.
In the BYC-II wining coach’s absence deputy coach Andrew Sawary has overseen the club and will hold on to the position until a new coach is appointed.
BYC Football has however accepted Momo’s resignation and wished him the best in his professional career.
According to the president of BYC Football Sekou Konneh, Momo will always be a positive part of the club. “Momo was a great coach, and a good personality.”
Konneh, and President of BYC-II Nathaniel Sherman, are now tasked with replacing Momo with the most pressurized seat in the 2nd Division.