The Management of FC Ifeanyi Ubah held its end of Season meeting and considered to boost the club for greater heights and a successful CAF Confederation Cup campaign.
In a statement, the clubs announced a reshuffling in the management team and made public its plans towards achieving greater heights in the coming season both at home and the continent.
‘Following the successful utilization of the N100,000,000 war chest handed down to the team by the Management during the mid season, Management is pleased to announce the approval and release of the sum of N150,000,000 to the club for the enhancement of the club, signing of additional players and vigorous preparation for next season’s CAF Confederation Cup, Nigeria Professional Football League as well as Federation Cup.
The Management has also approved a minor reorganization in the top echelon of the coaching staff aimed at rejigging the team, the statement reads. ‘In this regard, Management is pleased to announce the appointment of Kenichi Yatsuhashi, a Japanese-American and former Head Coach of Accra Hearts of Oak as the new Head Coach of FC Ifeanyi Ubah. He holds a USSFA and National Youth Coaching licence, a CONCACAF International Coaching licence, an NSCAA Goalkeeping Diploma and a KNBV Advanced Diploma, IFA GK Certificate and FIFA and FIFA/AFC Grassroots Certificate.
”Management is also pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Yaw Preko as the new Assistant Coach/Physical trainer of the Club. Yaw Preko joins Fc Ifeanyi Ubah from Accra Hearts of Oak where he was acting Head Coach. Yaw Preko is also currently the Acting Head Coach of Ghana’s national Team (Black Stars of Ghana) and a former top striker in Turkish football club, Fenerbahce S.K.
‘Management has also promoted its Bulgarian Head Coach, Mitko Dobrev to the position of the Technical Director of the Club whilst its Brazilian Assistant Coach, Rafael Everton has been offered to retain his position as the Assistant coach in addition to a new role as Head Coach, Youth Develpoment of the FC Ifeanyi Ubah football Academy.
‘Management is also pleased to announce that it has also concluded plans to commence on a two-week European tour of 5 countries including the United Kingdom, Greece, Spain, Portugal and Turkey.’
Also revealed is the plan for road show, presentation of the cup to the people of Anambra State and official unveiling of newly appointed technical officials will take place on the 16th of November, 2016.
FC Ifeanyi Ubah defeated Nassarwa United 5-4 on penalties to clinch the Nigeria Football Federation Cup title which will see the team represent the country in the CAF Confederation Cup.