NPFL legend Ikechukwu Ibenegbu has outlined his plans of going into coaching after he retires from active football.
Ibenegbu who is gradually coming to the end of his season long loan at Enugu Rangers from champions Enyimba also dreams of going into club management.
The Super Eagles midfielder revealed that he plans to travel abroad to under go a coaching course immediately after he retires.
“My plan is to go into club management after my playing career. It’s not about coaching but I want to do that outside the country,” he said.
“But if it comes down to coaching, no problem, but my ambition is to become a club manager”.
As regards his immediate future in the NPFL, Ibenegbu has indicated that he is set to become a free agent once his loan deal with Enugu Rangers come to an end.
“My contract with Rangers will end at the close of the 2019/2020 season.
“If not for the suspension of the league as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic, I would have been through with Rangers because my contract with them was supposed to have ended with the season on May 31.
“I’m here (in Rangers) on a one year loan and after that I’m free,” Ibenegbu explained.
Ibenegbu who is fondly called ‘Mosquito’ has been been capped 13 times by the Super Eagles and made his debut in January 2012 in the international friendly against Angola.
He has made over 300 NPFL appearances through 15 seasons with El Kanemi Warriors (2005-2006), Heartland (2007-2008), Warri Wolves (2014-2016), and Enyimba (2007-2008 and 2016-2019)
Ibenegbu has also been part of the Beach National Team having featured in several beach soccer World Cup finals and has participated both in the CAF Champions League and Confederations Cup.