Tuesday Jan 31, 2017. 14:24
Christian Chukwu’s appointment as chief executive of champions Enugu Rangers could prove disastrous after a top official described his replacement of Paul Chibuzor as “selling a dog to buy a baboon.”
Chukwu, who was captain and coach of hometown club Rangers, was appointed general manager and chief executive of the NPFL champions in place of Chibuzor, who was in charge of the team for 10 years.
“The decision to replace Chibuzor with Chukwu is like selling a dog to buy a baboon because Chukwu does not seem to have a focus. As technical director, he never submitted any match report and generally he is very indifferent to many issues,” argued the top official.
“A famous club like Rangers desperately need someone who can get them to be financially independent of government.
“Chukwu does not have the capacity to do that.”
Chukwu’s elevation could also well mean the days of coach Imama Amapakabo are numbered at ‘The Flying Antelope’ as the former Super Eagles coach is not a big fan of the young coach.
As a solid, commanding central defender Chukwu won several major honours for Rangers, but he could not re-enact this magic as a coach.