Umuahia-based Abia Warriors have started preparations for the 2013 national league season with the hiring of a new coach, Chijioke Osuagwu who two seasons back was the Chief coach of reigning Nigerian champions , Heartland FC of Owerri.
Chairman of Abia Warriors, Chief Emeka Inyama said Osuagwu signed a one year deal with a mandate to assist the club’s technical adviser, Ifeanyi Onyedika take the club to the elite class of the nation’s domestic league.
Inyama stated that he was particularly impressed with the CV of the young tactician who started his coaching career with the disbanded Busdor FC of Port Harcourt.
“We are impressed with the rich CV of Osuagwu who before now has been with Busdor and Heartland. We signed him as Chief Coach to assist our technical adviser, ifeanyi ontedika. We have given the duo the mandate to take the club to the elite division which is where we rightly belong given the way the club is run and the level of funding we are getting from Gov Theodore Orji,” Inyama stated.
Osuagwu in a chat with sports journalists after the interview that saw him get the Abia Warriors job said he would put in his very best to realize the dream of the club’s management and fans.
Osuagwu said he was taken aback by the kind of facilities the club boasts of at its Umuahia club house declaring that the club has what it takes to play in the premier league.
“The players have a good camp and from what I have seen the environment is conducive for us to achieve the target of gaining promotion to the NPL league. I believe we can,” Osuagwu stated, even as he assured that he will have no problem working with Onyedika who he described as his big brother.