The General Manager (GM) in a football team has its unique peculiarities. Numerous research has revealed the importance of the role and why every football team should engage the services of a General Manager.
In this article, the writer will point out some of the peculiar importance of a General Manager and why the current Kwara United General Manager (GM) Bashir Badawiy should continue in his capacity as the club’s General Manager
According to research, it is discovered that the General manager (GM) of a team typically controls player transactions and bears the primary responsibility on behalf of the team during contract discussions with players.
The General Manager is also the official who hires and fires the coaching staff, including the head coach.
The General Manager will in many cases, have oversight of the entire football department, typically reporting to the team President/CEO, Chairman or owner.
Bashir Badawiy in his role as Kwara United’s General Manager has been effectively carrying out his duties and should be applauded as because the team in his care have been able to compete with the elite clubs in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) and narrowly missed out on qualifying for the CAF Confederation Cup last season, as against the club’s previous status of always fighting to survive relegation.
Kwara United in 2021 had two players; Stephen Jude and Marital Lawal invited to the Super Eagles squad for the international friendly against Mexico in USA, the club also had one player, Babatunde Noshiru invited for the two international friendlies between Mexico and Ecuador, an achievement which could be attributed to the amazing job done by the General Manager of the club.
Having highlighted the vital role of a General Manager (GM) in a football team and some successes recorded by Bashir Badawiy at Kwara United, this writer believes that he continue in his role at the club for the tremendous changes he has brought to the club
When he went to France, he made it possible that he sold the club to Europeans who were happy to hold the club’s jerseys and pose for pictures and it was a thing of pride to see Kwara United’s jerseys making waves in France
Bashir Badawiy is suited for the job and is a brilliant mind who has made sacrifices on behalf of the team with his strength and the vast network of connections he has built since his stay at the Ilorin club
One good turn surely deserves another and Badawiy has come to stay