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Maikaba Leaves Rangers After Two Years

Maikaba Leaves Rangers After Two Years

Abdul Maikaba has left Rangers after two seasons in charge of the Coal City club.

Maikaba announced his departure at an end-of-the-season gathering of players, coaches, management, and backroom staff on Thursday.

The tactician said that he won’t be re-negotiating his two years contract that lapsed with the end of the national Federation Cup, Wednesday, June 22, 2023, stressing that family pressure was the major reason for his not willing to renegotiate the contracts.

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In an emotion-laden voice, the experienced gaffer thanked the government, management, players, coaches, and other staff of the club for a wonderful working relationship he experienced while the contract lasted stressing that Rangers remains the only club that he was ending his contract with all his entitlements fully paid.

“It has been a fruitful two years of working in Enugu that saw us compete for honors in various competitions and got to the final of this year’s Federation Cup which we lost narrowly. I thank the government of Enugu state for the opportunity to serve. I also thank the management, players, coaches, and other staff for their cooperation while my contract lasted. However, I wish to tell you all that I won’t be renegotiating my contract as pressures from the family front need my attention and I need to give it some attention,” Maikaba said.

He further stated, “Rangers will continue to have a special place in my heart going forward. In all the clubs I have handled, none of them gave me the platform and treatment to perform maximally. The players we have are one of the best I have worked with even though, we peaked lately. I also thank the fans and supporters for being there for us through thick and thin. I also appeal that efforts should be expedited to return the team to Enugu to prosecute their matches in the coming seasons.”

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  • Codex 5 months ago

    It’s not your fault Oga Abdul,it’s what we Enugites call the rangers curse:a combination of ex players and officials who are corrupt administrators of this once great club are the bane of it’s growth as a club.soon the unthinkable will happen maybe then,they’ll wake up and change their ways or better still ship out for better and competent administrators. Best of luck in your future endeavors.