Enugu Rangers have confirmed the immediate departure of coach Gbenga Ogunbote after two seasons in charge, reports Futbalgalore.com.
Ogunbote’s future had been in doubt for several weeks, with the coach linked with clubs in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL).
The former Enyimba boss managed to guide Rangers to third in the NPFL Super Six, securing a place in the CAF Confederation Cup for next season.
As reported by Futbalgalore.com, Ogunbote is set to seal his move to Akwa United and has agreed personal terms with the Promise Keepers to take over as first team manager following the departure of Rafael Everton.
He is expected to arrive in Uyo soon for the announcement of his new role as Akwa United boss after departing from Rangers to take over the vacant position.
The coach is no stranger to life in South/South football having been manager of defunct Sharks for some seasons.
Ogunbote’s rich CV suits the Promise Keepers, having also managed Gateway United, Sunshine Stars and Shooting Stars in the past.
He made his name at Sunshine Stars when he led the Owena Whales to third and second positions in the NPFL 2009/10 and 2010/11 seasons respectively.
The highlight of his career was an Aiteo Cup success with Rangers in 2018.