He said the failure of the state government to pay match bonuses as well as ensure the welfare of the team had remained a distraction to him as a coach.
The People’s Elephant beat hosts Gombe United 2-1 at the Pantami Township Stadium in Gombe.
Bendel Insurance will host Gombe United at the Samuel Ogbemudia stadium Benin.
Abdul Maikaba, the technical adviser of Rangers International Football Club of Enugu, on Sunday blamed their 0-1 loss to hosts Gombe United on his players’ attitude.
There were violent clashes between supporters of both clubs while the match was ongoing.
Coach Zubairu described the fans’ booing of their own players as “demoralising.”
Gombe United now has 32 points and sit in the eighth position, while Akwa United with 33 points occupy the seventh position.
Substitute Yusuf Abdulazeez scored a brace for Gombe United in the 52nd and 74th minutes of the game.