Gbenga Ogunbote – Reveals his year-long contract with Enyimba has ran out

Gbenga Ogunbote has admitted he is not sure of staying on as coach at Enyimba and has now told SCORENigeria he would welcome a managerial role elsewhere.

Scorenigeria.com.ng has reported that two-time African champions Enyimba are shopping for a new head coach with Imama Amapakabo top on their wish list.

The Aba club will be one of two teams who will fly Nigeria’s flag in next year’s CAF Confederation Cup, having finished third in the NPFL table behind champions Plateau United and runners-up MFM FC.

“I signed a one-year contract with Enyimba and I’m happy we delivered a continental ticket at the close of the season,” Ogunbote told SCORENigeria

“At the moment, I don’t know if it would be renewed or not, so I would be open to offers elsewhere.

“Of course, continuity is important as I would have loved to oversee things at Enyimba.

“But I don’t want to pack all my eggs into one basket, hence I’m making it clear I would welcome offers from other clubs.”

The 54-year-old coach has had managerial spells at Shooting Stars, Sharks, FC Giwa and Sunshine Stars before a move to Enyimba last year.

Three seasons ago, Enyimba did not renew Kadiri Ikhana’s contract even after he led them to a seventh NPFL championship.

 

By Sab Osuji

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