HomeNigerian Footballers Abroad

Former Super Eagles Forward Takes Charge At Belgian Club Kortrijk

Former Super Eagles Forward Takes Charge At Belgian Club Kortrijk

Former Super Eagles striker Joseph Akpala has been appointed caretaker head coach of Belgian Pro League KV Kortrijk.

Akpala will take temporary charge of the modest side following the dismissal of erstwhile head coach Glen De Boeck.

This is third time Akpala will be taking charge of the De Kerels this season.

The 37-year-old served as interim head coach before the season started.

Read Also:Jos Annual International Polo Tournament 2023/2024: Organisers Unveil 4 Prestigious Cups Up For Grabs

The Nigerian also took temporary charge of the team early in the season after Edward Still was sacked due to poor performance.

Kortrijk failed to win their opening eight games of the season under Still.

The club currently occupy last position on the Belgian Pro League table

Kortrijk have recorded just two wins from 16 games this season. They are winless in their last six games.

The Guys will host Westerlo in their next next league game on Friday (today).


Copyright © 2024 Completesports.com All rights reserved. The information contained in Completesports.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Completesports.com.

COMMENTS

WORDPRESS: 11
  • Larry 3 months ago

    The nff will not consider Akpala or others who have been considered a good fit for top coaching jobs in Europe. I learnt the one being penciled for the job is the failure numero uno. A lazy ex-international who has failed in 90% of his coaching escapades will be running from coast to coast begging the nff for the SE job.
    A coach that dragged a local club to relegation, lost tye U-20 WC ticket,got demoted to the youth team in Egypt, got humbled in East Africa.
    I hope the news is not true but its difficult to ignore because it is only in corrupt organizations like the nff that you see this type of madness.

  • Respect is reciprocal 3 months ago

    @larry Nigeria should say goodbye to World Cup if that man called Amunike is employed and given the mandate to end eagles to World Cup. It is obvious our learners are stupid mad and irresponsible. If we say Peseiro is not good enough for Super Eagles how come Amunike is the savior. 
    I know the game of NFF by the time Amunike destroyed eagles the whole fans will be begging NFF to employ a foreign coach who they can share his salary with. 
    What is the qualification and achievement of AMU that they feel he should be saddled the responsibility of taking over. Who cursed us in this country. Apart from U17 where he won obviously by using overages players every other thing AMU torches has been a failure.

    • Emecco 3 months ago

      Bro, always balance your facts and pls be objective so it won’t look as if you have anything personal against Amunike.Remember ,he coached and qualified Tanzania to the Afcon’2019, You claimed that he used overaged players to win u-17 world Cup in 2015. This alone made your entire submission baseless because its never a fact but your own opinion which is never sacrosanct. Amunike might not be World class coach, but he is not as as useless as you are making him look.

  • Larry 3 months ago

    Big Respect @ Respect.
    I really don’t know why somebody will be forcing himself on a job that he knows he’s not qualified for.
    During the last AFCON, according to sources, he intruded to the camp of the team taking advantage of his relationship with the biggest fraud to ever handled nff. Used the same influence to get a job on the team and created a huge distraction by allowing his ego to get over him, passing contrasting instruction from Egus’. In a normal clime, such actions would be investigated.
    He should go and manage Rangers or Aba warriors first, win the league before anything. Afterall, Finidi has accomplished this feat with Enyimba.

  • Field Marshall. General. Sir Johnbob 3 months ago

    Please Nigerians – let’s all pray for Joseph Okpala that he is learning the job and becoming better and better to the point where he will become an outstanding candidate for the job in Belgium – pray that he not only survives in the job but that he thrives and takes them either to win that league or at least to the upper echelons in the league which will only happen if he truly becomes very good at the job, that will not only be good for Okpala but also fantastic news for Nigeria because his record will then make him the outstanding candidate for the SE job and there’ll be no way for the thieves at the corrupt NFF to employ another sub-par candidate who is employed only on the basis that he agrees to be sharing his salary and also happy to only be paid once every 4 – 5 years! lool

    Also, I dare that guy Pasenrio abi wetin call to try and put Calamity Frank between the sticks again and see if he won’t regret it because he will simply be committing professional suicide – Nigeria is the last country employing inept coaches due to wanton and shameful corruption and after he messes even that one up – he will probably never get another job, so unless he has no sense, he better not try and field ol’ calamity again! Pesin nor fit shout!
    Period!

  • Field Marshall. General. Sir Johnbob 3 months ago

    I’m actually watching the game and I didn’t know this but Seyi Ojo is currently a member of that team and Akpala is his manager – He started Seyi, but has for some strange reason removed him at the start of the second half – I must say that Ojo didn’t do much that first half and missed a sitter in fact but I was surprised that he removed him – but then again maybe that is a sign that he is not a sentimental or tribalistic guy or a guy who plays favouritism because if he can sub off the only Nigerian playing for him then he is not a guy who will risk mediocrity for any sentimental or silly reason, so from that perspective that is a very good thing I see – bad news is that they are currently 1-nil down and it’s the start of the second half now.

  • Lost his first match 1-2 to westerlo, good game though, I hope and pray he guide them out of the bottom table.

  • The last time I checked, Joseph Akpala is a Nigerian, an ex-international.
    Michael Emenalo, John Utaka, Seyi Olofinjana, Ndubuisi Egbo, Ambrose Efe are not from Mali, The Ivory Coast or Senegal. They are all Nigeria ex-internationals.
    The picture being painted by some of our former players as lazy and unambitious is just that; hogwash.

  • Dr. Drey 2 months ago

    Lazy exes and their minnions on CSN will lie to us that “they will not give us jobs because we are blacks”

    Joseph Akpala must be a white man uprooted from his father’s farm in the village to come and be caretaker coach at kortrijk.

  • George Ukazu 2 months ago

    If we are looking for the most qualified Nigeria to coach now it is no other person than Emmanuel Amunike one he has manage Tanzania in short he made Tanzania what they are now he gave the platform of what they are doing now we can’t be recycling on those who have failed in past let a fresh explayers do the job Egevon,Amokachi, Sunday Olise have managed before without a better result Nigeria coaching jobs should not be someone’s farm which you must enter when you like for me Emmanuel Amunike and Joseph Akpala should be given chance to handle the super Eagle and the results will come if the NFF they appoint them if they don’t the go on there normal way of tribalism appointment I given my opinion if you like you take it or you don’t

  • Field Marshall. General. Sir Johnbob 2 months ago

    Come – who removed my comment???

    Clueless imbveciles!

    LOOL! Useless People!

Update cookies preferences