Ex Hearts of Oak assistant coach Yaw Preko has won his first trophy as a head coach and thus guiding Ifeanyi Ubah to their first trophy under his watch.
Yaw Preko guided 10-man Ifenyi Ubah to beat Rangers FC 4-3 on penalties to annex the Nigeria Super cup title after the game ended goalless in regulation.
Ifenyi Ubah had to play with a man down after Ghanaian player Kojo Baah was sent off in the 60th minute.
But the Ghanaian tactician’s strategy worked to perfection as he guided his side to the entire duration of the game, dominating play and pushing the decider into penalties.
Speaking to Kasapa Sports’ Adam Adjei from his base in Nigeria on Thursday, Preko expressed his gratitude to the management of the team, the fans and to the players for annexing the first trophy ahead of the upcoming season which starts on Saturday.
“I am very happy for winning this trophy and hopefully it will be a sign of good things to happen in the incoming season. I will cherish this trophy because it happens to be my first trophy as the Head Coach of any team in my career”, he explained.
He also added that he will continue to work around the clock to get the team more fine-tuned.
“I still believe there is a lot to be done on the team and that is what we are going to do to ensure we get Ifeanyi Ubah FC to its apex”, he noted.
Ifeanyi Ubah FC plays Kano Pillars in far away Kano in the Nigerian Professional Football League season opener.
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