Enugu Rangers head coach Imama Amapakabo will keep his position pending the outcome of the scheduled high profile meeting with the state governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi.
According to Super Sports, the former Enyimba coach could not pass the acid test of the three-match ultimatum handed to him by the management as the Coal City side drew against Remo Stars in Enugu and lost to Katsina United and neighbours Enyimba.
A source said the meeting, which was expected to be held within a week, has being pushed forward by the House Committee on Sports.
“For now Imama Amapakabo will continue his reign as Enugu Rangers head coach until the proposed meeting with the state governor hopefully before the week runs out.
“The House Committee on Sports has been interceding aimed at brokering a way forward for the reigning champions.
“The Committee had held several meetings with the general manager, Christian Chukwu, the head coach, Amapakabo, the team manager, Amobi Ezeaku and the players.
“The meeting threw up issues related to poor funding as well as players’ disenchantment over the unfulfilled promises as champions.
“Of course, it’s common knowledge that the head coach was given a three-match ultimatum which ended with the derby loss at Enyimba.
“The previous two matched ended with a loss to Katsina United and a home draw to Remo Stars in Enugu.
“The Committee is not happy with the bottom-placed status of their reigning champions in the on-going top-flight.
“The Committee has therefore asked the management to hold off on any decision on Imama Amapakabo until the proposed meeting with the governor.
“The Committee is positive that the meeting with the governor is certain to come up with firm solutions to the side’s plights, especially concerning funding and players’ welfare.
“So for now no decision will be taken on Imama until that lifeline meeting with the governor is, held hopefully within the week,” said the unnamed source to supersport.com.
The Flying Antelopes are at the bottom of the 20-team top-flight with three matches to spare against Kano Pillars, Wikki Tourists and Sunshine Stars.