2021/2022 NPFL: Abdul Maikaba Assumes Duty As New Enugu Rangers’ Cathedral ‘Bishop’
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By Amaechi Agbo
Former Plateau United handler, Abdul Maikaba on Friday assumed duties as the new “Bishop in the Cathedral” after he was appointed Technical Adviser of seven-time Nigeria Professional Football League, NPFL champions Ranges International Football Club of Enugu.
Maikaba, whose contract with former NPFL champions, Plateau United was not renews after it elapsed last season due to poor performance, assumed duty officially at the evening training session of the club inside the main bowl of Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium, popularly called “The Cathedral”, Enugu.
Plateau United were placed 9th on the log of the last NPFL season, 11 points behind Rangers who were placed 7th with 62 points.
The General Manager of the, Prince Davidson Owumi, introduced the new Technical Adviser to the players. He assured them of equal playing time and opportunity, provided they are in form.
Coach Maikaba who acknowledged cheers from the players confirmed knowing almost all the players either personally, facially or by name. He solicited for their cooperation to make his dreams a reality.
According to him, ” I now work in an environment where achieving result is a must. I believe with the total commitment I have seen in you guys, from what I observed in training and match which I watched once each, I am really satisfied with what I saw. With unity, we will achieve high level of cohesiveness if we are united in a purpose”.
He further confirmed that, “there is no need bringing more Players. I can work with the people I have seen here. But have trust in me the way I have on you”.
The Technical Adviser is well motivated to take Rangers International Football Club of Enugu to greater heights.
The Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium, Enugu is nicknamed “The Cathedral” which translate to mean “slaughter house” due to the team’s intimidating home records in the league.
Apart from winning the league as a set target, booking a continental ticket is another target the new Technical Adviser cannot afford to miss.
Rangers have not played a continental football in the past two seasons under Salifu Yusuf and the fans of the club would not afford another season without continental matches at the stadium.