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Ex-Home Eagles Defender, ThankGod: Reasons I Won’t Work As Football Coach

Ex-Home Eagles Defender, ThankGod:  Reasons I Won’t Work As Football Coach

Towering center back, Ike ThankGod (pictured above in Warri Wolves shirt), has exclusively told Completesports.com the reasons he’s not considering taking to coaching after his illustrious playing career in the NPFL.

ThankGod has had spells at Heartland, Warri Wolves, Sunshine Stars, Enyimba, Abia Warriors and Akwa United.

He equally had a feel of the game in Asia following a four month loan spell at Fanja SC, Oman, following a four month loan deal.

He is currently unattached after a season deal with Heartland in the 2018/2019 season.

The 34 year old won the 2010 WAFU Nation’s Cup in Abeokuta with the home-based Super Eagles.

The year before that historic feat, ThankGod helped Heartland to reach the 2009 CAF champions League final, losing on away goal rule to TP Mazembe of Congo DR after a 2-2 aggregate draw.

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“I’m not thinking about coaching”, the 1.85m defender told Completesports.com.

“It’s not as if I don’t like coaching. And it’s not as though I won’t make a success of it if I venture into it.


ThankGod in Heartland FC colours

“I’ve been long in the game to get my way through if I take to coaching, but truth is that I feel there are too many ex-players involved and there are quite a few number of clubs.

“But, honestly, I want to veer into player (intermediary) management.

“I love raising young players and giving them opportunity by taking them to clubs.

“With the contacts I have, I think I can pull through in this regard.”

ThankGod reveals that he’s yet to begin the process of getting involved in his planned new endeavour because of the Coronavirus pandemic which has crippled football and other related activities globally.

“I want to start the process of my involvement in the players intermediary immediately after the current situation eases,” he said.

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