Former Super Eagles Coach Joins NPFL champions On Short-term Deal

Sylvanus Okpala, a former assistant coach of the Super Eagles, has been appointed as the head coach of Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) champions Enugu Rangers.

This was confirmed by the club’s general manager, Christian Chukwu, who revealed that the 55-year old has been given a short-term deal until the end of the season. He also disclosed that Okpala has not been handed any specific target.

Okpala has been a wonderful servant to the Super Eagles after winning the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) both as a player and coach.

He was part of the squad that won the country’s first ever AFCON title in 1980. Slyvanus Okpala also played a big role during the 2013 triumph as an assistant coach to the late Stephen Keshi.