In a twist of fate, Enugu Rangers’ estranged coach, Imama Amapakabo, may have returned to his duty post as club owners, the Enugu State Government has denied ever sacking him.
This is coming on Wednesday even as the coach had apparently surrendered to fate, if his twits on Monday are anything to consider.
One of such read: “Purpose God sent me here completed. I thank you lord for your grace, enablement to accomplish your work. Next assignment loading. #Godleads.”
Another read: “Purpose God sent me here completed. I thank you lord for your grace, enablement to accomplish your work. Next assignment loading. #Godleads”
As if he had completely given up, he twitted: “I sleep on a couch for close to 2 years on a job a night out of a job and I sleep on my bed for the first time like a baby. Hmmm.”
But in a dramatic twist, the Enugu State Government on Wednesday debunked reports in the media suggesting that Amapakabo had been sacked.
The Commissioner for Youths and Sports in the state, Charles Ndukwe, at the end of the State Executive Council meeting spoke to the contrary.
He stated that Amapakabo was only suspended by the state government based on the club’s recent run of poor performance which was also evident in their home match, last Sunday, against Zesco United Football Club of Zambia. The match had ended 2 – 2 despite Rangers earlier taking a two-goal lead.
Noting that a sack letter could not have been issued to the coach without the state government’s consent, the commissioner said, “the general manager has no right to sack a coach, and Enugu State government cannot take an abnormal action”.
He informed journalists that Mr. Chukwuma Agbo is presently the chief coach of the club, adding that Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi is interested in the welfare of the club and will do everything possible to restore its glory.