Nigeria’s flag bearers in the CAF Confederation Cup Enugu Rangers have sacked coach Benedict Ugwu after they lost today 2-0 at home to promoted Akwa Starlets in continuation of the NPFL.
In a terse statement by Rangers, a new set of coaches will be named within 48 hours.
“Rangers coaching crew handed indefinite suspension by the management of the team while a new crew to be named in the next 48 hours,” the club announced on their official Twitter handle.
Ugwu aka ‘Surugede’, who replaced Gbenga Ogunbote as Rangers coach in the off-season, qualified Rangers to the group stage of the CAF Confederation Cup, but ‘The Flying Antelopes’ have struggled to impress in the NPFL this season.
They were 14th on the NPFL table before this weekend’s matches with four points from as many matches after they won one, lost two and drew one of their matches.
The club begin the group phase of the Confederation Cup next Sunday when they host big-spending Egyptian club Pyramids FC.