Lagos - Former coach of Enyimba Okey Emordi has been appointed to head the technical crew of lower division club, COD United, SuperSport reports.
Emordi won the CAF Champions League with Enyimba in 2004.
COD, who plays in the Nigeria National League, says the appointment of Emordi is another demonstration of our ambition as a club to keep moving forward.
“Okey Emordi’s knowledge, experience and record shows clearly that he has been the outstanding coach in the Nigerian football space in the past decade or so and we are very delighted he has decided to join us. His appointment is yet another demonstration of our ambition as a club to keep moving forward and never rest on our oars.
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"We want to play in the NPFL (Nigeria Professional Football League) next season and we believe Okey’s appointment gives us a massive opportunity to do that. Once we shared our vision with him, he decided to take up the challenge and we are delighted he was convinced to join us having seen our vision for the club. We expect him to sustain and improve on all that we have achieved as a football club on the pitch and help our players and young coaches become even better,” COD Utd CEO, Shola Opaleye, said.
Emordi said he decided to take up the job because the Lagos-based club is very organized.
“I have joined a very organized club with big ambitions. As you know, I have worked with some of the biggest clubs in Nigeria and even Africa and so I had to carefully consider this. Having spoken to the club and seen what they have done so far, I am excited to take on the challenge of ensuring the club plays in the NPFL next season."
Emordi’s last coaching role was in 2015 at former Nigerian champions, Kano Pillars. He is also a former coach of Enugu Rangers.For the latest on national news, politics, sport, entertainment and more follow us on Twitter and like our Facebook page.