Imama Amapakabo Eyes Glory At New Club Abia Warriors (AUDIO)

New Abia Warriors coach Imama Amapakabo says his dream is to bring glory to the Umuahia-based side.

The former Rangers handler signed a two-year contract in July to lead the modest Umuahia-based Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) outfit.

However, the erstwhile Super Eagles assistant coach says it would require the combined effort of all and sundry at the club to make the dream a reality.

“Everybody dreams, you know it will be folly of myself and the management if we have this pact and we don’t aspire,” the former Golden Eaglets goalkeeper said. “But a lot of work has to be done.

“Let us not forget this team, in the past years, have been able to sustain themselves. They are one of those teams that came up, after they were elevated to the elite division, they’ve not gone down.

“But you know they’ve been a mid-table team, and for them to want to aspire, even the bible says ‘he who aspires for the post of a Bishop, aspires for a good thing’.

So, I think it is our place, all of us are aspiring. And we believe that in the harmony of unification of working, we would be able to like get it right for us to get the result that we want.”

Amapakabo shot to national prominence in 2016 when he led Rangers to their first league title in 32 years, playing a brand of free-flowing attacking football that endeared him to the heart of many followers.

He would hope to achieve something similar for Warriors when they get their campaign on the way with the Nigeria Football Federation suggesting the weekend of 15 November for starting the league following the lifting of Covid-19 enforced restrictions on all contact sports.

The League Management Company, meanwhile, has reportedly approved five substitutions for the 2020/2021 NPFL season and is reportedly in discussions with clubs about a November 22nd or 29th start date for the new season.