Amakpakabo says Eagles job proves hard work is paying off


Imama Amakpakabo believes that his hard work is beginning to pay off after being announced as one of the assistants to incoming Nigeria coach Paul Le Guen.

The Enugu Rangers coach, along with Salisu Yusuf and goalkeeper trainer Alloy Agu were announced on Monday as assistants to Le Guen, who was also approved as the next substantive Nigeria coach by the technical committee of the Nigeria Football Federation – although subject to ratification by its executive committee.

“I am so happy that my hard work is finally paying off and people are taking note of it,” he said.

“I thank those that have made this possible and I shall continue to work hard and continue to prove myself.”

Amakpakabo is only in his first full season as head coach and has led Rangers to the top of the Nigeria league with 12 games to go as they aim for their first domestic title in 32 years.

It however won’t be the former Sharks goalkeeper’s first stint with the Super Eagles, as he was one of the assistants to Salisu Yusuf when they played two international friendly matches against Mali and Luxembourg in June.