By Sab Osuji in Enugu; Pix by Ganiyu Yusuf:
Enugu Rangers manager, Imama Amakapabo went emotional immediately after referee Ferdinand Udoh sounded his final whistle Sunday night heralding Rangers first trophy feat in 32 years following a 4-0 win over El-Kanemi Warriors of Maidugri at Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium, Enugu, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.
Chisom Egbuchulam's hat-trick and a strike from Osas Okoro sealed an epoch making victory for the trophy-starved Flying Antelopes as they were crowned 2015/2016 Nigeria Professional Football League, NPFL, kings at the Cathedral on Sunday.
Almost in tears of joy, Amakapabo who was obviously short of words expressed gratitude to God that the positive turn around in Rangers fate happened in his time and life.
"I thank God for this moment, for this day and for this feat," said the former Enyimba assistant coach to Completesportsnigeria.com.
"We worked hard for it, from the beginning till the end, the players, my backroom staff, management, supporters and the people of Enugu State as well as the government.
"It was a collective effort and I'm happy that what has been lacking in the rich history of this great club in the last 32 years has been restored and we're grateful to God".