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Abia Warriors Unveil Brazilian Coach, Everton As New Manager

Abia Warriors Football Club of Umuahia have unveiled Brazilian Coach, Rafael Everton Lira, as their new Manager.

At the short ceremony which held at the Warriors home ground in Umuahia, Club Chairman, Chief Emeka Inyama disclosed that the former Fluminense FC of Brazil playmaker, has signed a two-year contract.

Chief Inyama said in signing Everton, Abia Warriors has given him the mandate to restructure and re-organise the playing architecture of the club in order to achieve the required results.

Inyama said that the club, having sojourned in the elite division of the Nigerian league for four seasons, now has a bigger ambition and has therefore given Everton the mandate be part of the big contenders for the league at the end of the season as well as groom marketable players for the business of the game.

He assured the coach of management’s support at all times and wished him the best in his new assignment.

Responding, Everton said that he has come to Umuahia with the intention of making the club one of the best in the land adding that he was happy with what he has seen on the ground.

Everton, who also played for Sport Club Do Recife before he hung his boots as a player, said he recognizes the challenges before him as the new Abia Warriors Chief tactician and hoped he would help the club realize its ambition of at least getting one of the continental slots at the end of the season.

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