Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) champions, Enugu Rangers, are ‘in the process’ of naming former Super Eagles assistant coach Sylvanus as their new head coach according to Club sources.
Baring any last minute development, Okpala is expected to replace title-winning coach, Imama Amapakabo, as the new permanent coach. Chukwuma Agbo has been in charge on an interim basis since the exit of Imama.
It was also revealed that the appointment would be finalised potentially on Thursday with an official announcement scheduled for next week If everything goes according to plan.
Speaking with busybuddiesng. com, a club source said: “We’re in the process of appointing Okpala as coach.”
“Everything would be finalised on Thursday if there are no issues with an official announcement expected next week.” the source added.
Sylvanus Okpala had a very successful career with the Super Eagles of Nigeria. He was a member of the squad that won the country’s first African Cup of Nations (AFCON) title in 1980 and he was an assistant coach to the late Stephen Keshi in 2013 when Nigeria won the title for the 3rd time in South Africa.
League champions Rangers would be hoping he is the man to turn their fortunes around with the club currently occupying 17th position on the log with 39 points ahead of Sunday’s clash with fellow CAF Champions League (CAFCL) campaigner Rivers United.