Umuahia - Nigeria Premier League side, Abia Warriors FC have
concluded the first phase of their pre-season programme with a 3-0 thrashing of
Ebonyi United from Abakalaki.
The encounter, which took place in Umuahia saw Chima
Uluocha, Durable Nwuju and Stanley Okoro score the goals for the Warriors who
won the 11th of the 14 friendly games they played during the pre-season tour.
The pre-season tour which lasted for four weeks, started in
Calabar, Cross River State and later shifted to Ozoro in Delta State and Oba in
Anambra State where Abia Warriors engaged Federation Cup Champions, FC Ifeanyi
Ubah in a duel that ended goalless at the Rojeny Sports Complex.
At the Delta State Polytechnic, Ozoro the Umuahia based side
beat Delta Force of Asaba 1-0 with Samson Obi, who joined the Warriors from the
Asaba team, grabbing the winner. Their other game against Lions FC of Lagos
ended 1-1 at the same venue.
With a record of 11 wins, two draws and only one loss during
the pre-season, Okey Emordi the Abia Warriors Technical Adviser would still not
beat his chest in self-glorification but instead said the team was still work
“We are using the friendlies to look at the players we have
and choose those who fall into our philosophy and so far so good, I think we
are satisfied with what we have seen. However we still have areas we are
working on in order to make the team very competitive in readiness for the
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Meanwhile, the Chairman of Abia Warriors FC, Emeka Inyama
has expressed confidence that the team will do well when the season begins in
January going by their extensive preparations so far.
Inyama, who watched his team demolish Ebonyi United 3-0 in
Umuahia, said the Okey Emordi led technical crew has done well so far and hoped
they will not be carried away by the pre-season results.
He announced that the team would embark on their Christmas
break beginning from Friday, 23rd December, 2016 to resume on Tuesday, January
3, 2017 and called on his boys to maintain their fitness level.
According to News24,
Abia Warriors will tackle oriental brothers and defending champions, Enugu
Rangers International at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium on the opening day of the
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- News24 Nigeria