Enugu Rangers International FC is best-organized Club in Nigeria, its new hire, Coach Abdul Maikaba, has said.

He was thrilled by a smooth and coordinated reception he received upon arrival in Enugu on Wednesday.

In just one day, he not only met the top management and his technical colleagues but also found all personal logistics in place for him to hit the ground running.

Among these were a full complement of technical and backroom staff, an official car and a furnished apartment.

Coach Maikaba appreciated the gestures yesterday as he was introduced to the press by Youth and Sports Commissioner Manfred Nzekwe.

Commissioner Nzekwe (middle) poses with the coach (on his right) and Prince Owumi (by his left)

Commissioner Nzekwe praised the Governor for his steadfast support for the team, and for approving the engagement of Coach Maikaba.

He asked the Coach to apply his track record in Nigeria professional football and youth training to nurture the team.

‘Rangers is best-organized club”

“I am a happy man today. This is the day I am officially confirmed as the Technical Adviser of this great club.

“I want to believe, it will help me in the history of my career as a Coach and as one of the Coaches in Rangers Football Club.”

Maikaba pledged to use his experiences in other clubsides to make Rangers a better team.

“It is time to contribute in the ‘never say die‘ spirit of this Club.

“I will improve the brand of Rangers International Football Club.

“I have seen in my few hours of stay that Rangers is the best organized club in Nigeria.”

The Kano-born coach said that as a fan, he eagerly looked forward to watching Rangers play in Kano.

Club General Manager Prince Davidson Owumi assured the new Technical Adviser and his team of support from Rangers Management Corporation.

The coaching crew left the event and headed to Aba for a friendly with Abia Warriors.

The match ended in a goalless draw.


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