Abia Warriors Football Club of Umuahia has formally unveiled Brazilian Coach, Rafael Everton Lira as its new Manager.
At a short but impressive ceremony which took place at the Warriors home ground in Umuahia, Club Chairman, Chief Emeka Inyama disclosed that the former Fluminense FC of Brazil playmaker Everton has signed a two-year contract with the Abia State-owned club.
Chief Inyama said in signing Everton, Abia Warriors has given him the mandate to restructure and re-organize the playing architecture of the club in order to achieve the required results.
In an answer to a question, the Abia Warriors Chairman said 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 to 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 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 Sports 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.