New coach Rafael Everton sets a target of helping Abia Warriors to secure a continental ticket at the end of the 2017-18 season.
In 2016, Everton hopes to repeat for Abia warriors the feat he achieved with another Nigeria Professional Football League side, by taking FC Ifeanyi Ubah to the Caf Confederation Cup after he steered them to Federation Cup triumph.
The Brazilian believes that with the right structures available at the Umuahia Township Stadium outfit, he can replicate such feat with Abia warriors.
“I am very happy to come to Nigeria again. I am delighted to be with Abia Warriors. I will strive to do my best to ensure that the club qualifies for the continent at the end of the season. I believe in God and also have the belief in what I can do. I also believe so much in my players,” Everton told reporters.
“I know that with the management of the club working so hard and every other person in the club doing their best, we can achieve whatever goal we have set for ourselves if the support is there. It is possible the club can pick a continental ticket.
“We have good players with what I have seen in the last one week with the players. If the players can work well and try to be teachable there won’t be any problem at all realizing our objectives. I won’t talk about our weaknesses here but I am certain that the club can do well in the league in the coming season.
Everton will be assisted at Abia Warriors by Temple Mouneke, Patrick Ngwaogwu, Igwe Madubuike and Ukoh Chidozie.