El-Kanemi Warriors Appoint Amapakabo As New Coach

Nigeria Professional Football League club, El-Kanemi Warriors has appointed former Enugu Rangers Manager Imama Amapakabo as their new coach.

Coach Amapakabo who will be unveiled on Tuesday in Maiduguri sealed a one-year contract with the club on Sunday.

The “Eli Warriors” finished in sixth place in the NPFL final league table standing last season.

Amapakabo was in charge of Rangers when they won the NPFL title in 2016, ending their over 30-year wait for the title.


Away point boosts Rangers confidence

The Flying Antelopes secured an impressive point on the road in their previous match, and the striker claims the result has done wonders for the squad’s mentality

Enugu Rangers forward, Ifeanyi George says the reigning Nigerian champions are very confident heading into their next Nigerian top flight encounter, following a 1-1 draw away to El Kanemi Warriors.

The Flying Antelopes have struggled in 2017 after they broke a 32-years jinx to lift the league trophy.

“I thank God for the point earned in our mid-week match against El-Kanemi Warriors and I know that result has helped boost the confidence of the team,” George told Goal.

“We were able to pick up a point where nobody believed it was possible to do so because El Kanemi Warriors have won all their home games since 2016.

“I can tell you that the result from that match has helped our belief more and the spirit of the team is so high. We know that we are going all out for more points to improve on our position in the league table.

“I think with the inclusion of me and some new players to beef up the team has helped the team a lot, but we know that we have to bring the team back to the top of the table, so we urge our fans to keep supporting us like they have been doing and we promise we shall always give our best to make them proud.”

Source: http://www.goal.com/en-ng/news/4111/npfl/2017/06/10/36251502/george-away-point-boosted-enugu-rangers-confidence

Enugu Rangers Secures First League Win this Season

Source: http://footballlive.ng/footballnews/npl-clubs/enugu-rangers-secures-first-league-win-this-season/

League Champions, Enugu Rangers clocked in their first win of the season with a narrow 1-0 victory over El Kanemi Warriors at the Cathedral.

Bobby Clement’s 68th minute strike was the decider on another frustrating day for the last season’s sweethearts.

Rangers had lost the first game of the season at home; a derby against Abia Warriors and picked their first point a week later in Lafia against Nasarawa United.
Asides the leaky defence Imama Amapakabo’s prime concern has been goal scoring, particularly as the Flying Antelopes prepare for their return to the continent.
The seven-time NPFL champions travel away to JS Saoura next month, but before the Algerian tie comes, Imama knows he must address all the weak spots in his team, and perhaps the return of Chisom Egbuchulam will sharpen their attack.

Matchday 3 Results :

ABS 1-0 Ifeanyi Ubah

Rangers 1-0 El Kanemi

Enyimba 2-0 Gombe

Kano 2-1 Shooting

Katsina Utd 1-0 Nasarawa

MFM FC 4-0 Lobi

Plateau 3-1 Sunshine Stars

Remo Stars 1-0 Abia Warriors

Rivers Utd 1-0 Niger Tornadoes

Wikki 1-0 Akwa

El-Kanemi Warriors coach, Bosso calls on referee to apologize to goalkeeper

Source: http://dailypost.ng/2016/10/12/npfl-el-kanemi-warriors-coach-bosso-calls-referee-apologize-goalkeeper/

Head coach of El-Kanemi Warriors, Ladan Bosso, has called on the centre referee who officiated their match against Enugu Rangers, to apologize to his goalkeeper, Yekini Kazeem, for wrongful dismissal.

Kazeem was given a straight red card, after he was adjudged to have challenged Rangers’ striker, Ifeanyi Egwim, during the final fixture of last season’s Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL).

Egwin, who came off the bench in the 81st minute of the encounter, was taken straight to hospital after fracturing his left shin

“I have been expecting the referee to come out publicly to apologise to the goalkeeper, Yekini Kazeem for wrongful dismissal in the final day match at Enugu Rangers,” Bosso told SuperSports.

“The apology is necessary to atone for the psychological trauma the goalkeeper have been going through especially now the referee must have seen that his decision was done in error.

“The practice in Europe is that referee usually come back to apologise to the victim for any faulty decision.

“You would have noticed that the referee made three costly mistakes in the clash all in favour of Enugu Rangers.

“We do not hope to challenge any of the mistakes as the better side won the match but the referee must come out to apologise for the red card so that the player will not carry over the punishment to the next season which will amount to double punishment.

“The League management Company (LMC) should compel the referee to do the needful to ensure the heavy burden on the player as a result of the red card is drastically reduced.

“The referee acted in error at least he must have taken a second look at the match video to appreciate the foolery of his action and must now atone for the mistake with a public apology.”

El-Kanemi Warriors finished in ninth place with 51 points.