Sports News of Saturday, 25 February 2017
Ghanaian coach Yaw Preko has received the dreaded vote of confidence from his struggling Nigerian side FC IfeanyiUbah.
In modern football, such statements normally precede the dismissal of a coach as Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri found out this week.
IfeanyiUbah’s failure to progress beyond the preliminary round of the CAF Confederations Cup and a poor start to the Nigeria Professional Football League has them languishing in 19th place.
However, the management of the FC IfeanyiUbah has given the former Ghana international a public backing to turn things around at the club and are not thinking of bringing in a new coach.
“We remain focused on the task and targets we set for ourselves at the beginning of the season,” chairman of the club, Chukwumah Ubah told the club’s official website.
“We will not allow ourselves to lose focus of the bigger picture.
“Our eyes are constantly on the ball and all that matters to me right now is focusing on my team.”
FC IfeanyiUbah will host league leaders Plateau United in a week 10 fixtures at home on Sunday.