No vacuum since Paul Aigbogun left Enyimba, says coach Usman Abdullah

Having reached the quarter-final in the Caf Confederation Cup, the gaffer admits he is carrying on the good legacy of his predecessor

Usman Abdullah says there is no vacuum at Enyimba since the departure of his erstwhile boss Paul Aigbogun after their progress to the quarter-final of the Caf Confederation Cup.

Aigbogun resigned his position as the People's Elephants gaffer in the quest to focus on his national assignment as the U20 head coach, paving way for Abdullah to take over in May.

Since replacing his predecessor, the former international admits nothing has changed with the Aba-based side, stressing that he is building on the good legacy of Aigbogun.

“I must say that Enyimba has been a work in progress,” Abdullah told the Nation.

"This is because I actually started with the team at the beginning of the season whereby we prepared the team together (with Aigbogun) for both the domestic league and the continental cup competition.

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“So, there is no vacuum since the departure of Coach Aigbogun (from Enyimba), rather it has been a continuous process. We started the season together and it is not as if I came to take over after he left.

"In fact, the management of Enyimba secured my service because they knew all along that Coach Aigbogun would be away for the most part of the season on national duty assignment.

"I’m not really under any pressure because before now, I have been managing the team when he was away with the Flying Eagles. All along I have been behind the scene.”