Abia Warriors Chairman John Obuh Pays Official Visit To Abia Commissioner Assures Of Team’s Improvement
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By Vitus Michael
Newly appointed Abia Warriors Football Club Chairman, Chief John Obuh has promised to improve the fortunes of the Umuahia Warriors in the 2023/2024 Nigeria Premier League season.
Coach Obuh stated this on Monday when he paid an official visit to the office of the Abia State Commissioner for Youth and Sports, Sir Nwaobilor Ananaba.
In a release signed by Mr Tony Ademodi Special Adviser media & Publicity, to the Honorable Commissioner for Sports & Youth development noted that Coach Obuh’s visit to the commissioner was to officially inform him of his appointment as Chairman of Abia Warriors Football Club.
“My visit to the commissioner is to officially introduce myself to you as Chairman of Abia Warriors Football club since my appointment by the state government. Am happy that Abia state have a very hard working commissioner who is ready to make my work as chairman easier, and I believe that you will develop sports in the state”.
On how he intends to improve on the performances of Abia Warriors FC, the veteran Ohafia born football tactician said his wealth of experience in football will come.handy I improving the team
“I am here to improve Abia Warriors in every aspect, and that since after my appointment, I hit the ground running in ensuring that there is good relationship between staff, management and players.
The former Flying Eagles, Kwara United, Akwa United and Enugu Rangers FC coach maintained that the coaching crew have recruited players that would help them achieve sucess this season and that he won’t interfere in the technical areas despite him being a renowned coach.
“People keep asking the same question if I will be comfortable working as a club chairman and not interfering with the coaches on technical issues. The answer to that question is that people should understand that coaches are also football administrators. It is only in Nigeria that we don’t see coaches being called football administrators. I have told my coaching crew that they have total control of the team as regards the technical areas, but I can also contribute once in a while if needed, as we have recruited players that we think will help us perform better in the league this season”.
Receiving the coach, the commissioner for Sports and Youth Development, Sir Nwaobilor Ananaba, thanked coach Obuh for his visit, while assuring him of the ministry and government support in ensuring that everything needed to achieve maximum result will be made available to the club.
He praised Coach Obuh for accepting to work in his state of origin, despite having offers from other clubs in the country, and commended him for what he has achieved in football as a player and a coach.