Ifeanyi Ubah coach Preko admits pressure at club

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The Ghanaian coach has confirmed reports that he is under pressure to deliver after a slow start to the top-flight campaign

Nigerian Professional Football League side Ifeanyi Ubah's coach Yaw Preko admits he is under pressure following his side's poor start to the season.

The Ghanaian took over from Kenichi Yastuhashi in November and guided the FA Cup winners to defeat Enugu Rangers to lift the 2017 Super Cup.

However, his side have picked only four points from their last five league games.

“As a coach, you will always feel the heat [at Ifeanyi Ubah]. If you are winning it is good. Yet it varies from place to place" Preko told Npfl.ng.

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“In some places, if you win they might still demand good football and in other places, if you play good football they could say they just want the three points. The truth is that the heat is normal in football,” he added.

There have been calls for Preko's sacking by a section of the supporters but he was given another lifeline last weekend as Ifeanyi pipped Rangers 1-0 in the Oriental derby to move up to eleventh on the log.

Ifeanyi's top hierarchy has the record of hiring and firing coaches at will. Within the past two seasons, five coaches have been sacked including Mitko Dobrev, John Obuh, Daniel Amokachi, Rafael Everton and Yatsuhashi.