Ama­pak­abo backs Eny­imba for ti­tle

Daily Trust - - SPORT -

Enugu Rangers head coach, Imama Ama­pak­abo, is of the view that for­mer Caf Cham­pi­ons League win­ners, are favourites to win the Nige­rian top di­vi­sion this sea­son.

Ama­pak­abo, a for­mer coach of Eny­imba, be­lieves that it will be dif­fi­cult for the Peo­ples Ele­phant to be dis­lodged from the sum­mit of the Glo Premier League as they hold a three-point lead over the chas­ing pack un­til they play Heart­land in the south­easy derby on Sun­day.

“You are putting me on the spot right now. I think with Eny­imba’s po­si­tion they are in pole po­si­tion (to win the league ti­tle),” said Ama­pak­abo.

Though Ama­pak­abo is tip­ping the team of his for­mer em­ploy­ers to win the top flight for a record sev­enth time, he is more con­cerned with the chances of how his team fin­ish this cam­paign.

Af­ter a 3-3 draw at Abia War­riors on Satur­day, Ama­pak­abo is hope­ful that his team can win their six re­main­ing fix­ture to take their to­tal points to 62 and qual­ify for ei­ther the Caf Cham­pi­ons League or Con­fed­er­a­tion Cup.

Ama­pak­abo is also quite con­fi­dent that there is the pos­si­bil­ity of win­ning their re­main­ing league matches of the sea­son to brighten their chance of a top-three fin­ish.

Rangers’ re­main­ing games are against Warri Wolves (home), Sun­shine Stars (away), Kano Pil­lars (away), Akwa United (home), Lobi Stars (away) and Bayelsa United (home).

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