The Management of Abia Warriors Football Club of Umuahia has given the technical crew led by Imama Amapakabo the mandate to win their next three games or be prepared to be sacked.
The ultimatum came after management held an emergency meeting with the coaches at the Club’s Secretariat in Umuahia following the dismal performance of the team in the on-going 2020/21 Nigeria Professional Football League where Abia Warriors have lost their first four league games.
It will be recalled that Amapakabo prior to his appointment as Warriors coach in July 2019, had failed to qualify the Olympic male team to the 2020 Olympic Games in Japan and the Super Eagles B to the Africa Nations Championship in Cameroon in 2019. He however won the NPFL with Rangers International FC in 2017.
However, despite the celebration that followed his unveiling, the former Enugu Rangers coach is yet to win a match with the Umuahia side after four matches in the 2020/2021 NPFL season.
The Management reiterated that the team has no reason not to do well considering the calibre of players in the team pointing out that technical crew, led by has enjoyed the greatest support and cooperation ever given to any crew in the Club’s history.
Abia Warriors lost 1-0 to Enyimba in the first match of the season while losing by the same scoreline to Rivers United in the Match Day 2 at home.
In Uyo, they lost again to Akwa United with a 2-1 scoreline before losing 3-1 to Jigawa Golden Stars who have not won an away match in 13 years.
The club recruited players massively before the present campaign kicked off and the defeat in Nnewi this weekend will see them become the first club in the NPFL history to lose their opening five matches of the season.
Abia Warriors next three matches include away clash against FC Ifeanyi Ubah on January 17, a home match against MFM on January 24 and another away against Lobi Stars on January 31.
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