Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Rangers hook Amapakabo

By Sammy Wejinya

Six-time Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) champions, Enugu Rangers have unveiled Imama Amapakabo (pictured) as their new chief coach.

Amapakabo, who served in the same capacity at two-time African champions, Enyimba FC will serve as assistant to the club’s technical adviser, John Obuh.

Obuh and Amapakabo are reuniting after an earlier stint at Port Harcourt club, Sharks.

Amapakabo’s first assignment at Rangers incidentally comes in the shape of a round of 64 Federation Cup game against minnows, Ikpeazu FC at his former stomping ground, the Enyimba Stadium, Aba.

He is looking forward to the game with great emotions.

“I will be lying if I said this isn’t emotional for me. I had some wonderful moments at Enyimba and returning to Aba with another club will be emotional,” Amapakabo told

The former Sharks goalkeeper then took the time to outline his objectives at Rangers.

“Rangers is a traditional club but it’s not a secret that this club has not won a major title since 1984.

“I have met the players and I like the hunger they display. Also, coach Obuh is one of the most experienced coaches around and I am sure this is the season when we will finally strike gold,” he said.

Rangers, five-time winners of the Cup, currently sit in 15th place on the NPFL standings with 24 points from 19 matches.

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