El-Kanemi challenge thrills Amapakabo

Idris Adesina

New El-Kanemi Warriors coach, Imama Amapakabo, has said he is ready to lead the Maiduguri club to the Premier League title in 2018.

The former Enugu Rangers coach was unveiled on Tuesday after he signed a one-year deal.

Amapakabo, who led Rangers to their first league title in 32 years, told our correspondent on the telephone that his main objective  was to lead El-Kanemi  to success.

El-Kanemi have not won the league since their creation in 1986. They are however two-time winners of the Federation Cup.

“I joined El-Kanemi for a purpose and I hope to leave with most of the target realised. The main objective is to return El-Kanemi  to the top,” he said.

“I believe that the title I won with Rangers could also be won with El-Kanemi. I believe that what I achieved with Rangers was not a one-off thing and I am excited to have a new opportunity to do so with another club.

“It is good to be back in the league  and I believe that with the support of the management and fans of the cub, we will have a good outing next season.

“I will start work immediately, along with other people involved, to raise a formidable team that will be able to compete from the beginning to the end of the season.”

The former  Enyimba coach said  he was happy that he had been given an opportunity to work in the North, saying he was ready for the challenge.

Amapakabo  said, “The reception and arrangement made by the club are good and I will do my best. I am also expecting other stakeholders  to contribute their part for us to achieve our target.”

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