Nigeria League Champions, Rangers, confirm new deal for Coach Amakapabo

Coach Imama Amakapabo

Reigning Nigeria League champions, Enugu Rangers, have handed their title-winning coach, Imama Amakapabo, a new two-year deal.

Both parties have been locked in negotiations for weeks following the historic end to their 32-year wait for football silverware.

Expectedly, Coach Amakapabo was being lured by a number of teams in the Nigeria Professional Football League to leave the Coal City team.

However, Rangers have been able to reach a compromise and agree a new two years deal with Amakapabo who also doubles as an assistant coach of the Super Eagles.

While Rangers announced that a new deal has been signed by Amakapabo via their official twitter handle, the coach confirmed same to PREMIUM TIMES adding that he is ready to get down to work.

“Yes, we have sorted the contract issues, we can get down to work now,” he stated.

Rangers beat El-kanemi Warriors 4-0 in the final day of action to win the 2015/16 NPFL title.

The Flying Antelopes and Rivers United will represent Nigeria in the CAF Champions League next season.

Amakapabo will seek to dethrone new African champions, Mamelodi Sundowns of South Africa, next season. At the moment, Enyimba International are the only Nigerian team that have conquered the continent in the Champions League.

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Tunde Eludini is a graduate of the Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife, Nigeria where he studied International Relations. He is a Senior Correspondent coordinating the sports section for PREMIUM TIMES. Twitter@tundeyeludini

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