Umuahia – Abia Warriors FC says it will retain 70% of its
players for the 2015/16 Glo Premier League.
In its quest to land its first Premier League title in
Nigeria or at least pick a continental ticket in the forthcoming season,
Chairman of Abia Warriors, Emeka Inyama says the club will not be signing too
many new players but would rather rely mostly on its old hands to realize its
Inyama who disclosed this while speaking to newsmen in
Umuahia, said the team will retain most of the players who featured for it last
season while 90 per cent of the Technical Crew have also been retained in order
to make room for continuity.
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“Apart from (Ladan) Bosso who left at the end of last season,
all the other coaches have been retained. Chijioke (Osuagwu) is the assistant manager
while the others (Willy Udube, Fancy Ewulu, Igwe Madubuike and Kelvin Ejeh) are
designated as coaches. We’ve been able to synchronize all the positions and the
order of flow.
“So I hope that retaining 70 per cent of our players, and
retaining all other coaches apart from Bosso, would help the new manager, Kennedy
Boboye to key in easily into the team
and I am assuring him we will give him all the support he would require. We’ve
also allowed him to come with his trainer, all in the interest of Abia
Warriors”, Inyama said.
He poured encomiums on the state Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu,
who he said has demonstrated immense love and support to sports despite being faced
with competing alternatives and dwindling economy and assured him that the
Warriors will not let him down.For
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