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Amapakabo: I’m Satisfied With My Performance As a Coach In 2019

Amapakabo: I’m Satisfied With My Performance As a Coach In 2019

Super Eagles assistant coach Imama Amapakabo has expressed satisfaction with his personal achievements as a coach in 2019.

Amapakabo made this known while giving an assessment of how he fared this year.

He took charge of the home-based Eagles that got knocked out in the qualifiers for next year’s Africa Nations Championship  (CHAN) by Togo.

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Also he led the U-23 Eagles to this year’s U-23 AFCON where they crashed out in the group stage and will not be at the football event of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

Despite the setbacks, the 1985 U-17 FIFA World Cup Winner with the Golden Eaglets, described this year as the best for him.

“It is the best year for me,” Amapakabo told Brila FM.

“Imama Amapakabo had the opportunity that many other had never had. Assistant coach of the Super Eagles, head coach of CHAN Eagles, head coach of U-23, whatever the results are, all glory to God I think it’s a blessed year for me.

“I am a coach and I try to do my best at all times and get results as much as I possibly can.

“Like I say all the time I’m like a grave digger, the day I win games I dig four shovels, the day I lose I dig 200.”

Amapakabo’s biggest achievements as a coach was in 2016 when he led Enugu Rangers to their first league title in over 30 years.

He began his coaching career in 2002 when was appointed coach of Sharks (now Rivers United).

He left the Port-Harcourt-based club and was appointed Enugu Rangers coach in 2012 before going on to win the league four years later.

On October 18, 2017 he was appointed head coach of El Kanemi Warriors where he signed a one year deal before resigning on October 6, 2018.

At the 1985 FIFA U-17 World Cup in China, he was an unused substitute goalkeeper for the Golden Eaglets behind first choice Lucky Agbonsevbafe.

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    • Ubah 1 year ago

      Hahaha lolx please my people make una take am easy with Imama family,y

  • Thunder go invite ogun and olokun along with special deligates like ayelala and oromila osunpetepe to visit that your ba head dumb brain. Infact after this ur statement make sure u dont show ur face in the public again if not ur stupid life is in danger. So u think its a joke to lose out of olympics. Una don see us finish. See amakapabo u will lost out of every other good things that would ever venture ur dorection. Since u dont know how to be sorry for ur failures failure shall remain ur name. If amaju peakmilk still remain ur friend this course shall be dublicated and sent to him too. Bunch of fools

    • I return those curses becos of its xmass. GO blessed amakapabo
      .But please stay away from our football mr amakapabo. We dont need you any more. Wen europeans failed they xpress their disapointment with passion. I remember wen one algeria striker lost a penalty or a chance of goal the guy was crying like a baby even after he was substituted already. It tels the level of love they have for their fans. Here we are bin treated like nothing.

  • Vitalis 1 year ago

    Lol, u dey vex ooo but u no suppose extend am to his family shaa

  • KING 1 year ago

    You are such a disappointment, and NFF still left you there after your woeful performance across all competitions. despite your abysmal failures, you can still open this your mouth and say this year was the best year for you, this means you relaxed and comfortable with failure. and NFF is encouraging you to fail, if you were giving a target to meet or loose your job, I know you will have put in more effort.

  • Dr. Drey 1 year ago

    It would have done you a world of good to just keep quiet, go enjoy you holidays in peace and start thinking of how you will re-invent what is left of your bartered coaching career.

  • Chima E Samuels 1 year ago

    Na wa o!

  • Simon 1 year ago

    Am happy with all Nigerian football fans who have showned their disappointments with the NFF and their bunch of discarded coaches they choose to destroy Nigeria football ,how can someone said this year is good by craching out of world events or championships with tax payers money invested on them ,

  • Oakfield 1 year ago

    Cheeeei! Mediocrity at its peak. Odegbami and his fellow ex cricket internationals will not say anything now, if say Na rohr u go see them posting garbage epistles here and there. Imama is a product of odegbami and his disgruntled corrupt cabal. Shebi una Dy see am, this is a true example of what our domestic football looks like. Garbage in garbage out. Now I know why mr rohr is staying away from our domestic football. Can u just imagine??? He even got the guts to come out in the open to say he performed well. Shameless idiots.

  • Nigeria , zoo, land of mediocrity.
    You better pass buhari anyway.
    A shame of a nation.
    What a shame?

  • Omo9ja 1 year ago

    Ahahahah. Kai, I can’t stop laughing o. This man still have mouth to talk?

    Some people doesn’t have shame at all. Anyway, this is what you get because these our oppressors have no ideas on how to run the sports in our obodo country. All they really good at is stealing.

    It’s so sad that bad people are dominating all over the Country now.

    So, Amapakabo worth to be a Nigerian coach? I asked a question From Nigerians when NFF appointed Imama and they said he he qualified. Now he qualified ba lol? Hmmm, next level indeed. Only God can help us from this situations.

    Chan, he failed to qualify. Olympics, he failed to qualify and now, he is satisfied With his Performance as a Coach In 2019? Hmm, Amapakabo, customer da a da ni. It is well.
    God bless Nigeria!!!

  • Ako Amadi 1 year ago

    It’s only in Nigeria that mediocrity is celebrated and a coach can feel bold enough to say he is satisfied with failure

  • Zoomman 1 year ago

    You ought to be ashamed of yourself….what have you achieved apart from failure, is failure an achievement for you, we won’t be at the Olympics football and African nation’s championship all coz of your failure, I won’t curse you coz your cursed already…..

  • Glory 1 year ago

    How will a normal human being put himself out to be foolishly stoned to death beat my imagination. This man should have just humble himself n go on to improve himself to win back his fan just like Akpeyeques has done instead of serenading the media with monkeys breath.

  • Tolu 1 year ago

    A coach that had 0 impact in wafu cup,how can he qualify us for Olympics I don’t blame him I blame NFF.he just wasted the next super eagles build up talents the under 23 was the real deal.for him to say he is successful I think he is talking about cash and bribes.

  • It’s not Imama’s fault, the question you asked NFF is that what was the criteria used for his selection as National u23 team coach. May be he wasn’t aware of how much the nation lost into traveling and logistics of all the qualifications series he handled and lost all the tickets. What a shame and classical display of foolishness. God will reward your wastefulness and multiply your zero result in 100fold.
    In this forum we love ourselves and value result and we don’t care whoever is in charge and it is no longer going to be business as usual. We shall continue to engage and criticize NFF until we starts getting things done in a right way. 
    Merry Xmas to all the forumites. 
    God bless our nation.