Nigeria League champions, Enugu Rangers have rewarded coach, Imama Amakapabo, with a new two-year deal, which keeps him with the club until 2018.
Amapakabo earlier this month inspired the Flying Antelopes to a 32-year- wait to claim the 2015/2016 Nigeria Professional Football League title.
The 47-year-old was reportedly approached by rival clubs in the NPFL with a move away from Rangers, however the Coal City team has now reached an agreement with the manager to pen a new two-year-deal with the club.
The club confirmed Amakapabo’s decision on Ranger’s official Twitter handle on Wednesday.
“It’s official: coach Imama Amapakabo signs a two year extension with us,” the club posted.
— Rangers Int. FC (@RangersIntFC) October 26, 2016
It’s official. We can go to work now, all hands on deck
— Imama K Amapakabo (@amapakab) October 26, 2016
Rangers’ Media Director, Foster Chime, also confirmed the news to NAN in Enugu, describing the deal as a “handsome package”.
“This has ended the speculation whether Amapakabo is going to continue with Rangers or not,” Chime said.
“The club would be signing a one year contract with the assistant coaches of the club as soon as their current contracts expire on October 31 this year.
“However, the management would also be looking on how to trim the current nine assistant coaches of the club to a manageable number.”
Rangers beat El-kanemi Warriors 4-0 in the final day of action to win the 2015/16 NPFL title.
The Flying Antelopes and Rivers United will represent Nigeria in the CAF Champions League next season.