From grace to grass: NPFL champions wallow in poverty.

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  • I used my money to feed Rangers’ players – Amapakabo

[Enugu]–The embattled ex-coach, Imama Amapakabo, who was sacked as head coach of Enugu Rangers this week, has said poverty is ruining the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) champions.

Amapakabo in a radio interview granted on Tuesday, had however said he was not angry because posterity will surely vindicate him, Vanguards reports.

“There are too many things that happened which many people don’t know about. For me I have taken everything in good fate, in fact it is a thing of joy for me”, he said.

“As far as I am concerned, I accomplished my dream in Rangers because I gave them what they never had for over 30 years.

“The issue of failure is not for me to explain but the management. There are people in the team that don’t have focus and if they fail to correct those anomalies, I don’t see them achieving anything.

“Let me tell you that as we speak Rangers have not cleared any player and I challenge the management of the team to publish my contract and to contradict any of my claims here.

“Things are so bad in Rangers that at times I had to use my money to feed the players. There is poverty in Rangers and it is ruining the Club.”

Amapakabo who had led the Flying Antelopes to their first title in 32 years, was shown the door on Monday, April 10,  following a 2-2 draw with Zesco United of Zambia in the CAF Confederations Cup.

Rangers are currently at the bottom of the NPFL table with 3 wins, 7 loses and 4 draws.




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