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Raphael Everton returns to Nigeria as Akwa united T.A

2017 Aiteo cup champions Akwa United have signed Brazilian coach Rafael Everton on a year’s contract.

Everton has replaced Abdu Maikaba, who has joined another NPFL side, Plateau United.

He promised to win a major trophy with his new club.

“I believe in my work and I believe I can win a trophy for Akwa United,” he told reporters during his media presentation.

“I like picking up new challenges, that pushes me to be great.”

Akwa United chairman Paul Bassey said Everton has the experience for the job having worked with two other NPFL clubs previously.

The young Brazilian coach led FC Ifeanyiubah to win the 2016 Nigeria Federation Cup.

He also posted a short-lived stint at Abia Warriors.

Last year, Akwa United won the Federation Cup and finished in second place in the NPFL this past season when it was abruptly stopped.

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