Exclusive: I Won’t Disappoint Enyimba F.C. – Coach Samson Unuanel

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Former Kwara United Coach, Samson Unuanel has expressed confidence that he won’t disappoint the management of Enyimba F.C. after he was selected to join the technical crew of the club.

Unuanel was the former coach of Enyimba, Kwara United and Sunshine Stars where he was relieved of his managerial job for poor results in the Nigerian Premier League in the early part of 2016.

He’s expected to work together with the team coach of the Abia Warriors, Paul Aigbogun who had a stuttering start in the CAF Champions League where the team lost 1-0 against Zamalek F.C. in Port Harcourt, on Sunday.

Unuanel spoke with me exclusively via telephone chat on Tuesday that the team still has a bright chance of qualifying to the knockout stages of continental football despite their 1-0 defeat.

“The team played very well against Zamalek of Egypt and you also consider that the weather wasn’t friendly and the team had some element of hard luck. I am very sure that the team will qualify to the knockout stages of the CAF Champions League and there should be no cause for alarm,” Unuanel began.

“I have a boss [Paul Aigbogun] and I have worked with this team before, so I am here to do my best for the team. As far as I am concerned, I don’t think there is any team that can be compared to Enyimba in the country. I want to contribute my own quota the way I did in 2010.”

Despite the challenges in managing Enyimba International, Unuanel revealed that he won’t set targets but would be happy to make his contributions felt on the team.

“As a coach, I don’t set targets because some targets are not realistic in modern-day football. However, I am here to make my presence felt in the team tactically and technically so as to make them better,” he said.

“Besides, I am happy for the love shown to me by the management of the club who has chosen me to tinker the affairs of the team and I hope to deliver the best.”