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Dream Team Capt. explains why he joined Abia Warriors

26 May 2015, 17:06Israel Ojoko

Lagos - Nigeria’s U-23 team Captain, Ehrun Obanor said he joined Abia Warriors FC to win trophies and raise his personal profile.

Obanor, who joined the Ochendo Babes from Bendel Insurance of Benin at the beginning of this season, said that ‘bigger’ clubs like Enyimba and Kano Pillars after watching him play for the All-Africa Games qualifiers, wanted him but he decided to pitch his tent with the Umuahia based outfit for personal reasons.

“Football is not just about playing the ball but a place where you will have a rest of mind. Abia Warriors is a place where you play football and you have a rest of mind that is why I decided to be here,” the left-footed defender said.

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According to him, former Warriors striker, Peter Onyekachi and Abia Warriors midfielder, Michael Ibe Okoro, all of whom also feature for the U-23 team, influenced his coming to Umuahia, describing the duo as some of the finest players in Nigeria.

The Dream Team skipper said Abia Warriors have the potential to win trophies this season if they remain focused since they have a good coach and a well-established management, pointing out that the players were determined to do well and win domestic trophies as well as pick a continental ticket.

The former Bendel Insurance of Benin defender, also expressed confidence that the Dream Team, which he captains will do well at both the All-Africa and the Olympic Games, considering the array of stars in the team and the technical prowess of coach Samson Siasia.

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