Abia Warriors Coach, Imama Amapakabo Faces Sack As Club Issue Three-match Deadline
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By Amaechi Agbo
Six months after his appointment, Nigeria Professional Football League, NPFL side, Abia Warriors are set to sack its coach, Imama Amapakabo after just Matchday 4, Bestchoicesports.com.ng can report
Imama who failed to qualify the Olympic male team to the 2020 Olympic Games in Japan and the Super Eagles B to the Africa Nations Championship in Cameroon in 2019 was appointed Abia Warriors Coach in July last year.
However, despite the celebration that followed his unveiling, the former Enugu Rangers coach is yet to win a match with the Umuahia side after four matches in the 2020/2021 NPFL season.
An ‘unexpected’ 1-3 home defeat in Aba on Wednesday against visiting Jigawa Golden Stars was the fourth match he lost in a row in the new season.
Consequently, the management of the club issued him and his technical crew a three-match deadline to turnaround the club’s fortune or be sacked.
In a release Thursday signed by club’s Media Officer, Nwosu Chigozie the club gave the technical crew the mandate to win their next three games or be ready to face the music.
According to statement, “the ultimatum came after management held an emergency meeting with the coaches at the Club’s Secretariat in Umuahia following the dismal performance of the team in the on-going Nigeria Professional Football League where Abia Warriors have lost their first four league games.
“The Management reiterated that the team has no reason not to do well considering the caliber of players in the team pointing out that technical crew, led by Imama Amapakabo has enjoyed the greatest support and cooperation ever given to any crew in the club’s history,” it said.
Abia Warriors next three matches include away clash against FC Ifeanyi Ubah on January 17, a home match against MFM on January 24 and another away against Lobi Stars on January 31.
Abia Warriors are rock bottom of the league table after they got zero point from four matches.
Imama Amapakabo won the NPFL with Rangers International FC in 2017.