Imama Amapakabo returns as head coach of Abia Warriors


Skilled gaffer Imama Amapakabo has returned to Nigeria Premier Soccer League (NPFL) facet Abia Warriors as head coach. SportsRation studies.

Amapakabo, 54, beforehand managed Abia Warriors for 2 seasons earlier than departing two years in the past. His return comes after the membership’s current defeat within the President Federation Cup remaining to El-Kanemi Warriors.

Final season, Amapakabo was the pinnacle coach of Rwandan facet Etoile de l’Est, the place he skilled a dramatic relegation to the second division on the ultimate day of the season. Now, he has signed a two-year contract with Abia Warriors, with an choice to increase for an extra yr. The signing occurred within the presence of Abia Warriors Sporting Director Emeka Ifejiagwa.

The membership introduced the return on Twitter, saying:

“We’re excited to welcome again Imama Amapakabo on a two-year deal as the brand new coach Present the Gaffer some love and prepare for an incredible journey collectively once more #WelcomeBackImama #Warriors ”

In an interview on Magic FM, monitored in Port Harcourt, Amapakabo expressed his enthusiasm about working with the present administration staff at Abia Warriors:

“I’m grateful that I’ve folks like Chief John Obuh (membership chairman) and Emeka Ifejiagwa that perceive what soccer is all about. It’s a cushty contract for all of us and we resolve to work collectively for it to maneuver Abia Warriors ahead.”

One in every of Amapakabo’s fast challenges will probably be convincing key gamers, whose contracts are expiring on the finish of the month, to stick with the membership. Many of those gamers have acquired provides from different golf equipment each domestically and internationally.

Abia Warriors completed twelfth within the league for the 2023/2024 season and missed the chance to qualify for continental play for the primary time of their historical past after their loss within the Cup remaining in Lagos.

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