Vandrezzer Football Club Appoint Former Nigeria International Makinwa As New Head Coach 

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The management of Nigeria National League side Vandrezzer FC have announced former international Henry Makinwa as their new head coach.

 

The former Katsina United manager is replacing coach Tony Bolus, and has put pen to paper on an initial one year deal with the Lagos based club.

 

 

“In tandem with our commitment to pioneering a new era in club football management, as well as a focus on building a dynamic squad of elite first team players; Vandrezzer FC wishes to announce the appointment of Coach Henry Olufosoye Makinwa as her new Head Coach,” Vandrezzer wrote on their official website.

 

”He comes on board on an initial one year contract, and is set to infuse renewed vigor in the Champions of Lagos, to do much more in the upcoming 2021/2022 NNL season. Coach Makinwa is a renown tactician who had previously managed three NPFL teams in Nigeria.

 

“He is a well travelled Nigerian ex-international, with a professional playing record with top European leagues in over 11 countries like Spain, Portugal and United Kingdom.

 

“To his credit, Makinwa in addition to playing for our dear country Nigeria, won two League titles in Romania with Rapid Bucharest and in Egypt with AL AHLY FC Cairo. He also played in both the European Champions League and UEFA League.

 

“A graduate of Obafemi Awolowo University, Coach Makinwa possesses a UEFA Pro-license and an active coaching experience of over 10 years, which won the admiration of the board; and after a rigorous interview process, emerged the most favoured candidate to lead the team into the new season.

 

“The forty-four years old tactician has been coach to Villanueva Castill in Spain, as has also coached Rayo Vallecano’s First team to mention a few. Makinwa resumes today with the first team in Uyo, as the team continues to prepare and perfect tactics ahead of the commencement of the 2021/2022 NNL season.”

 

 

Coach Makinwa will be assisted by Yemi Olarenwaju and the newly appointed fitness, strengthening and conditioning coach Ashley De beer, including goalkeeper coach, Patrick Udoh.

 

 

Izuchukwu Okosi is a Nigerian sports and entertainment journalist with two decades of experience in the media industry having begun his media journey in 2002 as an intern at Mundial Sports International (MSI) and Africa Independent Television (AIT), owners of Daar Communications Plc.

In October 2004, Okosi joined Complete Communications Limited, publishers of Complete Sports newspaper and Complete Football magazine as a reporter and later script writer for the Complete Sports studio.

He worked there for 13 years until October 2017.

Okosi also worked various times as Correspondent, Content creator and Editor at Sports Market International Magazine, Opera News, All Nigeria Soccer Media and Iconic Media Watch.

He also undertook freelance writing gigs for some local and international organizations.

Okosi is a member of the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN), Association of Movie Producers (AMP), Association of Voiceover Artistes of Nigeria (AVOA), Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) and Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ).

He has been part of cast in some Nollywood movies and radio dramas including Blood Money 2, Scores To Settle, Dead End 2, Another Campus Tale and Battle Line.

Aside mainstream media and the entertainment industry, he has interests in scouting/unearthing of talents in the sports and creative sectors, exports business and property development.

Izuchukwu Okosi is a Nigerian sports and entertainment journalist with two decades of experience in the media industry having begun his media journey in 2002 as an intern at Mundial Sports International (MSI) and Africa Independent Television (AIT), owners of Daar Communications Plc.

In October 2004, Okosi joined Complete Communications Limited, publishers of Complete Sports newspaper and Complete Football magazine as a reporter and later script writer for the Complete Sports studio.

He worked there for 13 years until October 2017.

Okosi also worked various times as Correspondent, Content creator and Editor at Sports Market International Magazine, Opera News, All Nigeria Soccer Media and Iconic Media Watch.

He also undertook freelance writing gigs for some local and international organizations.

Okosi is a member of the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN), Association of Movie Producers (AMP), Association of Voiceover Artistes of Nigeria (AVOA), Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) and Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ).

He has been part of cast in some Nollywood movies and radio dramas including Blood Money 2, Scores To Settle, Dead End 2, Another Campus Tale and Battle Line.

Aside mainstream media and the entertainment industry, he has interests in scouting/unearthing of talents in the sports and creative sectors, exports business and property development.


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