Coach Agagbe braces up for new role as Lobi Stars interim coach | Dailytrust

Coach Agagbe braces up for new role as Lobi Stars interim coach

Lobi Stars player  (L) pursuing Heartland’s Alukwu during their match at the Dan Anyiam  stadium in Owerri
Lobi Stars player (L) pursuing Heartland’s Alukwu during their match at the Dan Anyiam stadium in Owerri

The newly appointed interim Head coach of Lobi Stars, Coach Eugene Agagbe, has expressed readiness to salvage what is left of the club’s faltering campaign in the ongoing Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) season.

The former player of Lobi Stars was announced as the interim Head Coach following the sack of the erstwhile technical adviser, Eddy Dombraye, after the 2-1 home loss to Abia Warriors last Sunday.

Until his appointment, the former BCC Lions, Kano Pillars, Julius Berger and Bendel Insurance player was the Head Coach of Lobi Stars Feeder team.

Speaking to Daily Trust yesterday, Agagbe said his first assignment as coach of the team was to have a closed door meeting with the players in order to psyche them up.

The CAF ‘B’ licence holder said “I had an interactive session with the players to change their orientation so that they will take their minds off what has happened to them recently.

“I told them that yesterday was gone so they have to move forward. If they do not put away what has happened, it will affect their future performances. I asked them to be more dedicated and committed to their job.”

Coach Agagbe also said from the look on the faces of the players, he could see that they are willing to cooperate with him.

According to him, the players are ready to put in everything to reverse the dwindling fortunes of the club.

“I told them stories and made them happy. They told me that I will be surprised by the cooperation that I will get from them.

“As a matter of fact, the captain of the team, Daniel Ataska, assured me that Lobi Stars won’t be relegated in their time. It was indeed a fruitful meeting,” he said.

Agagbe will have his baptism of fire when Lobi Stars travel to Nnewi to battle Enugu Rangers in week 19.

“I once played for Enugu Rangers so for me, it will be a homecoming. It is not going to be easy but I wish to have a dream start by picking the three points,” he said.

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