NPFL game involving Niger Tornadoes (photo credit: LMC Media)

Niger Tornadoes have appointed Bernard Ogbe as their new head coach, the club confirmed on Thursday.

He takes over from Hamza Abara, who finished 6th with the side in the aborted 2017/2018 Nigeria Professional Football League season.

Advertise With Us

Commissioner for Sports in Niger state Emmanuel Babur, who was represented at Ogbe’s unveiling by Permanent Secretary at the Ministry, Dr Mohammed Gana, said that the move was aimed at improving the club’s performance in the NPFL next season.

He said, “We hope that the new coach will bring back our lost glory in football.”

Concise News learned from Chairman of the club, Mustapha Gawu, that Ogbe signed a one-year deal with the north-central side.

Gawu, who said that Ogbe would be entitled to official car, residence and match allowances, did not disclose his salary.

And speaking on his unveiling as Niger Tornadoes’ handler, Ogbe said that he would work hard to improve the performance of the club.

“I think that I have been called upon because of my antecedents. I told anybody who cared to listen that I have come to improve the standard of the team with new vigour,’’ he said.