But for Lobi Stars shock 2-1 at Enugu Rangers at Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium in Enugu, coach Solomon Ogbeide would have become the first NPFL club coach to be shown the exit door this term, Scorenigeria.com.com reports.
Ogbeide’s “crime”, it was gathered, was the 1-1 draw the club recorded with Enyimba in their opening season clash at the Aper Aku Stadium in Makurdi last Sunday.
It was scooped a trap was consequently set for the former Insurance of Benin and Sunshine Stars coach to sack him in the event of defeat at the dreaded Enugu Rangers.
An unnamed former handler had even been penciled down as possible successor.
“God has a way of fighting for His anointed one, otherwise Ogbeide would have been a gonner if Lobi Stars had not won on Wednesday”, an official hinted Scorenigeria.com.ng
“He was lucky with the win and that changed everything.”
It was learnt that another factor that swung in Ogbeide’s favour was the unwillingness of his designated replacement to take up the job.
“The coach being targeted has a strong connection in the government, but unfortunately he is not falling heads-over-heels over the. Job,” a source informed.
By Sab Osuji