In this list, we look at the three Nigerian coaches who defiled all the odds to lead their teams to success.
Some Nigerian born coaches achieved success in 2016, taking their teams to unexpected heights in the year under review.
In this list, we look at the three best Nigerian coaches of the years 2016.
1. Imama Amapakabo (Enugu Rangers)
Coach Imama Amapakabo led Enugu Rangers to win the 2015/2016 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) league after 32 years of title drought.
Rangers under Amapakabo got 63 points, winning 18 games while drawing and losing 9 games respectively. He has been rewarded with a two-year contract as he aims to take the People’s Antelope to the CAF Champions League in 2017.
2. Florence Omagbemi (Super Falcons)
Former Nigeria international was appointed as coach of the Super Falcons in early 2016 and it took her less than a year to win her first title.
Omagbemi led the Super Falcons to the 2016 Africa Women’s Cup of Nations title in Cameroon.
With that title, she became the first woman to win the AWCON as a player and a coach. Florence won the AWCON on four occasions in 1998, 2000, 2002 and 2000.
She rounded up 2016 with a nomination in the CAF Coach of the Year award category.
3. Stanley Eguma (Rivers United)
Rivers United FC boss Stanley Eguma remains one of the most exciting managers in the Nigeria Professional Football League.
Despite not winning the title, Rivers United had rave reviews after their fantastic season finishing with 60 points, just three behind winners, Enugu Rangers.
Eguma rounded up his year by leading Rivers United to left the 2016 NPFL Super 4 title.