Lobi  Stars Appoint New Head Coach, Team Manager

George Okoh  in Makurdi

Lobi Stars Football Club of Makurdi have named Ugim Agagbe as new Chief Coach. The club also appointed a new team manager and a welfare manager.

According to the Vice Chairman of Lobi Stars FC, Dominic Iorfa, Agagbe is bringing to the job ad wealth of experience that is expected to take Lobi back to the summit of NPFL.

“Agagbe  brings a positive mentality and a fast, attacking style of play,” Iorfa  said yesterday.

“He has pledged to maintain the success of the club and  to take the team to  continental football  next season.

Iorfa insisted that the changes had become inevitable following the vacuum created after Coach Abubakar Bala left.

He added that Agagbe has had stint with the club in the past and is prepared to give his best to the club.

Agagbe is an indigenous Benue coach with a strong track record of developing players. He was in charge of the club’s first two matches of the new NPFL season were the Lobi recorded a draw and a win against Heartland of Owerri and Sunshine Stars of Akure.

On why some of the management members of the team were changed, Iorfa alleged that some of them were involved in anti-club activities.

The Lobi Vice Chairman described all allegation made against him by a stakeholders group as false.

Lobi  finished second in last year’s abridged NPkFL league  in Group B but failed to make it to the continent after the season deciding Super 6 in Lagos.

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