El-Kanemi Warriors Football Club of Maiduguri on Tuesday signed a one-year contract agreement with Super Eagles assistant coach Imama Amapakabo.
The 48-year-old who is an ex-footballer will serve as the club’s new Technical Adviser, the club’s Chairman, Muhammad Zannah, disclosed during the signing of agreement in Maiduguri.
Zannah said the choice of Amapakabo was based on the genuine desire to move the club forward and win trophies in upcoming competitions.
He said the new technical adviser possessed the expertise required to re-engineer the club in view of his proven track record.
“We will stand by him to make sure we succeed and move the club to greater heights.
“In the previous season we started down on the table, but we finished at the sixth position in the long run.
“In this new season, we will start from the top and finish at the top,” Zannah said.
“Government has initiated viable programmes to encourage growth of sporting activities at the grassroots,’’ he said.
Also speaking, goalkeeper Amapakabo expressed his determination to lead the club towards achieving victory in the upcoming season.
Amapakabo called on the club’s management and fans to work as a team in order to achieve their desired aim.
“My expectation is to contribute my own quota in terms of my professionalism. I believe with patience, dedication and team spirit together we can do it," he said.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Amapakabo, during his playing career, featured for various clubs.
These are NEPA FC of Lagos, JIB Rocks of Jos, Calabar Rovers, Sharks of Port Harcourt and Kano Pillars at various times between 1987 and 1999.
Between 2002 and 2012, Amapakabo was the head coach of Sharks Football Club and Enyimba International between 2013 and 2016.
Until his appointment, Amapakabo was part of the technical team which led the Super Eagles team to qualification for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.