Friday, November 25, 2011

Maikaba becomes Enyimba chief coach

Six-time Nigerian champions, Enyimba have elevated Abdu Maikaba (pictured) to the position of chief coach from his previous role of assistant coach.

The club revealed in a statement in their official website that Maikaba’s elevation as the first-team coach is “part of the reorganization of the club, following last season's disappointing campaign.”

Maikabi, 46, was appointed in September 2009 as one of the Peoples Elephant’s backroom staff.

The former FC Abuja head coach was quoted on the website of Enyimba saying: “The Chief Coach of Enyimba is a job that requires huge responsibility, but I'm pleased to be given the opportunity.

“I believe that next season would be a more successful season for the club and I'm happy to be a part of it."

Maikaba, largely unknown to the football public in Nigeria, replaces Evans Ogenyi whose contract was not renewed after it ran out last season.

The promotion of the former Kano Pillars’ coach is coming days after head coach and technical adviser of Enyimba, Okey Emordi resigned his appointment at the club citing personal reasons.

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