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Enugu Rangers Amapakabo claims players were forced to forfeit pledges after NPFL title

Amapakabo believes Enugu Rangers players have been performing well because of unfulfilled pledges.

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Rangers title aspiration still on course, says Coach play Former coach of Enugu Rangers Imama Amapakabo (Sundiata Post)

Former coach of Enugu Rangers Imama Amapakabo has revealed that players were forced to forfeit the rewards that were pledged to them after winning the Nigeria professional Football League (NPFL) title.

A host of pledges, monetary and in several other forms was made to Enugu Rangers players following their NPFL title win in 2016, their first in 32 years.

Although the club confirmed that the players have received the rewards, Amapakabo who was recently sacked claimed that the pledges were never fulfilled.

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Enugu Rangers play According to Amapakabo, Enugu Rangers players have not been handed their rewards for winning the 2016 NPFL title (NPFL )


The coach revealed that the players were forced to sign a document which stipulated that they received the pledges and that they have been given a race.

This claim was made in an interview on the daily morning sports show on Lagos Talks Radio.

Rangers are bottom of the NPFL league table (with three games in hand), crashed out on the CAF Champions League and on the verge of exiting the CAF Confederation.

Enugu Rangers play Enugu Rangers (Vanguard)


Following the strings of poor results, Amapakabo was recently sacked but the coach revealed that he wasn’t at fault.

He claimed that the players were not ready to give anything for the club because of what they are being owed.

Asked why he didn’t resign following the poor treatment of himself and players, Amapakabo said he wanted to see out his two-year-contract which he signed after leading them to the league title in 2016.

I have offers outside Nigeria that offered much more than what I earned at Rangers,” the coach said in the interview.

“I wanted to see out my two year contract.”

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